Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:25 PM
I have a network with about a dozen computers connecting to a Win 7 computer acting as a server. The computer has 2 gigabit ethernet ports. Right now only one port is used, connected to a gigabit switch.
I've read a little about load balancing and nic teaming. But I was wondering if there would but any benefit to just plug both the ports into the switch, then point half the computers to one ip address, and the other half to the other.
Would this relieve some network congestion? Would it help with transfer speeds? Or would connecting to the one computer basically be the choke point no matter how many nics are used?