How can EDGE-enabled devices or computers make use of 2 LAN NIC on the board?

4 Answers

  • BigE
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    yes one can use port bonding and double the speed, most computers support this.    Using a host for routing, why not use a router? Hosts don't do this natively, you have to set ip forwarding and hosts make horrible routers, like you would have to establish routes that are not adjacent.  It just becomes a mess, unless you use internal gateway protocols.

    Since the question is Edge enabled, the answer probably is to use it separate out services from internal networks.  For instance, you would run a web server bound on the one interface and then use the other interface to feed it content,  like NFS or database connection.

    • Ciastro2 weeks agoReport

      sounds a bit like device with onboard dns resolver and AI model library 

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Normally, computers use only one ethernet connection but there are software that can manage two or more network lines and automatically route to the faster one on-the-fly.

    Furthermore, if the computer is setup as a server with multiple domains then you can set which domain goes through which NIC. This is good especially when separating and isolating the LAN from the internet.

  • 3 weeks ago

    You can use the device or computer as a bridge, connecting two networks together.

    It can also be used for Physical redundancy in case one nic fails.

    • Ryker3 weeks agoReport

      It could also be used for a speed increase in certain situations that support 2 nic's.

  • 3 weeks ago

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