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 Post subject: Network Interface bonding -- GPRS Edge, CDMA, Iburst, Wimax,
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:35 am 
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Hi Scott,

I came to learn about a technique called Networking Interface Bonding used in modems especially GPRS Edge, CDMA, Iburst, Wimax, Wi-fi, DSL modems . So if you receive a downstream and upstream of 256kb and 128 respectively by bonding the two network interfaces you can again speeds of 512 down and 256 up respectively.

How do you do this? Any idea?

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The following article describes how to configure multiple-device dialing in Windows XP, which I imagine should work in Vista as well:

HOW TO: Set Up Multiple-Device (Multilink) Dialing in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307849

This allows you to combine multiple modem based connections into one logical link. This could be useful if you didn't have access to a WAN (i.e. Cable, DSL or Satellite) connection through a router.

In order to use multiple WAN connections you'll need a Multi-Homing router: http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=m ... ing+router

If you try that, let me know what router you choose and how well it works. Scott.


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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:54 am 
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Thanks Scott,

I'll try to learn about Multilink dialing in XP on this page.

Am not very sure whether this Interface bonding applies to the downstream or upstream of a single modem or multiple modems?

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307849

Under Configuring Multiple-Device Dialing:
The is something about Callback:

"Note that if you use Multilink to dial a server that requires callback, only one of your Multilink devices is called back."

My GPRS/EDGE modem has a Callback functionality. What does that Callback do here? I personally unchecked that Option. Will my modem work well with a Multilink enabled single connection?

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Callback is usually used for security. Since a caller cannot be verified, once a connection is made the call is terminated and the provider then calls back. You would have no reason to use that, and if you did, you would lose the multilink functionality. Scott.


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Hi Scott,

Thanks, Kit


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