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  1. #1 Wireless networking question 
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    Up until about a year ago, I received my internet through a dial-up modem....Until one day, a friend of mine dropped by with his laptop in tow. He had been working at the public library (which is about 50m from my house) on his computer, because they have a free public wi-fi hotspot. We soon discovered we could pick it up at my house. I went out an bought a pci wireless networking card, and I've been using it for my internet ever since. I figure since my tax dollars pay for it, why not?

    What I was wondering, if I added a second wireless networking card, could I pick up the network on another IP, and increase my bandwidth and speed? Could Windows xp handle it, or would it be just a one or the other kinda thing?

    Just curious...


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    What I was wondering, if I added a second wireless networking card, could I pick up the network on another IP, and increase my bandwidth and speed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingus
    What I was wondering, if I added a second wireless networking card, could I pick up the network on another IP, and increase my bandwidth and speed?
    No.
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    No it would not work, it would be like trying to use two video cards with one monitor.
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    Thanks,

    Could you use two network cards to pick up two different networks? Would windows get packets from both networks or would it just choose one?
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    It would only use one, but only because that is how it was designed. There is no need for what you are thinking of, so i can't imagine there being an OS that could help you. Sorry.
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