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Combine Wireless Network with a Wired One

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#1 ch33zer


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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:00 PM

Hi! On my desktop, I am connected directly to the router with a cord, however, I also have a wireless card (left over from when I was living at home). Can I use the bandwidth of both simultaneously? I am on Win 7 btw.

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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:57 PM

The simple answer is no. The bandwidth of your internet connection is far less than your wired connection so adding another connection would not help you increase speed there. For transfering data over the network locally it would require speciallized software to combine the connections which in theory should give more bandwidth. In reality this rarely works to any degree worth going through the trouble of even trying to get it to work and requires specific hardware so you can not use any old card laying around to do it.
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