Another networking puzzle
Monday, June 18, 2007 by Dave Winer.
After all the michegas about AT&T last week, I decided to order a second Internet connection. I was pretty happy with their high speed DSL, but if they're going to gang up on customers with the record industry, I want to be sure I have an exit planned out.
So I ordered a Comcast network interface. It should arrive in a few days.
The question is can I have both network interfaces running on the same LAN?
I was thinking if I plug the Comcast box into a G4 desktop that has two Ethernet jacks, while the other is plugged into the big switch I bought a few weeks ago (and it's working great, btw) that's connected into the DSL line, that somehow all my computers would be on both nets at the same time?
I figured some of the network gods tuned into this station may have some ideas.
Is there any way to make use of two net connections on one LAN? Or does it necessarily mean two separate local nets?
Comment here, please.