Did you have two or more internet connection your home, but still struggling to get a decently fast internet connection. Don’t worry, you can combine these connections to form a faster internet connection. Now internet combines started to attract their visitors by giving jaw-dropping internet connection packages at a reasonable price. But the speed and availability of the connection all the time becomes a crucial factor in selecting the internet service provider (ISP). In some places, there are multiple internet service providers providing a not so fast internet connection. So getting multiple internet connections becomes easy and getting a fast network becomes difficult.
Here I am going to explain some methods and hacks to combine different internet connection to get a fast internet connection.
Use Windows Bridge Connection
The bridge connection is a network feature in Windows that has been part of Windows for a long time. The network bridge allows you to connect two or more network connections together allowing devices to join the network when it’s not possible to connect them directly to a router or network switch. You can combine different connection using Windows bridge connection if you have a WiFi internet and a LAN internet (cable); you can combine them. Go to ‘Control panel’, type ‘Control panel’ in Windows search, click Network and Internet, then Network Connections, you can see the available connections there. Select the connections right click, in the popup menu click “Bridge connection’ (do this as Windows administrator).
Use Load Balancing Router
You need to purchase a load balance router like TP-Link TL-470T+ or similar to combine connection. you will get one from Amazon or other online shops at a nominal cost. The TP-Link TL-R470T+ has four WAN ports with advanced load balance feature, that guarantees maximum bandwidth and backup capabilities. It also provides extensive client account and network management for administrators with supported PPPoE Server. These routers integrate multiple load balancing strategies, advanced QoS, and a strong firewall to provide consistent network uptime and reliable Ethernet connectivity. It can automatically detect and block Denial of services (DoS) attacks such as TCP/UDP/ICMP Flooding, Ping of Death and other related threats. Moreover, this router provides IP/MAC/URL/WEB filtering functions, which forcefully prevent attacks from intruders and viruses.
Obtain a good load balance router (you have to invest from 35$ to 90$ for a good load balance router), obtain is firmware (driver), most of the time the router comes with a driver CD, install the driver. Open the router’s configuration page (you can get the address of the router page and login credentials from the router box or manual). In the case of TP-Link router, go to ‘Advanced’ then to ‘Load balance’, there you can see two settings, ‘Enable application optimized routing’ and ‘Enable bandwidth based balance routing’.Uncheck the options and save the settings. Now connect your computer to the load balancer router to enjoy the connection speed. You can buy this load balance router from Amazon.
You can use Speedify, it bonds WiFi and Cellular to create a faster, more reliable, secure connection. Speedify’s channel bonding technology allows you to use multiple Internet connections simultaneously for their combined speed. Everything including uploads, downloads, web browsing, and streaming video can be accelerated by Speedify, but all with a cost. They have different plans from ‘starter’ to ‘team’ plans.
You can use iNetfusion software from Clusterlinks. Downloading huge files to surfing the web, iNetFusion can make it faster and better and can make use of all the internet connections at your disposal for accelerated internet speeds. The iNetFusion’s load balancer, load balance all your internet connections and combine them into one fat pipe to the internet. You can live to view your network traffic and can control the data usage for each internet connection by setting the data limits. you can disable internet connections you don’t want to be used at the click of a button.
If you are a tech-savvy user, Dispatch-proxy is a free, open-source tool to combines multiple internet connections into one single pipe. You can join as many Wi-Fi networks, Ethernet connection, mobile 4G connections and others to a one big load balanced connection.
There are other ways to combine internet connection like Windows automatic matric, but a little tricky to configure the settings. You can find help in “Windows Automatic Metric to Combine Connections”, use a search engine search. Which method are you using?