Two internet connection on R7000 on is Lan other is Wifi ?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Nitin Vaid, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Nitin Vaid

    Nitin Vaid Reformed Router Member

    is it possible in tomato or any other firmware on my R7000
    i have 20Mbps internet connection connected to wan on the router port my neighbor has another 20mbps connection but i am connected wirelessly on my mobile is it possible somehow i can use his connection to and mine to so that the speed will be 40mbps?
    what if i create my router as Repeater boosting his wifi connection and connected with lan too will that work? or mobile tethering connected on the USB port of router?
  2. Sean B.

    Sean B. LI Guru Member

    No. A TCP connection ( the protocol used in 99% of downloading scenarios ) is from point A to point B.. as if you put a hose from one water faucet to another. Doesn't matter if there's another path you could have set the hose in.. there's still just the one hose. What can be done, however, is load-balancing.. which does not increase the speed of any one individual download.. but can spread multiple downloads across the multiple paths available so those downloads can maintain a higher speed than if ran only over one path ( research NIC-Teaming ). For the setup you are suggesting though, I don't believe the hardware is capable to begin with, and the complications in setting this up to work in any reliable fashion would far exceed any returns you'd see.
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  3. cloneman

    cloneman Addicted to LI Member

    I would say this as well - for the most part "we can't have nice things" applies because of limitations of how many, many gadgets we have were designed ... the "yes, but no" answer applies to a lot of popular devices suffering from long-time legacy-industry driven limitations - also things like bluetooth, VoIP, VideoConferencing... by and large remain boring, often unreliable technologies in all but high end, over engineered devices. </rant>

    There are VPN based bonding solutions that could work (like speedify or iTel ), but for the most part you'd want wired, (not wifi) connections and specialized firewall hardware to get this to work properly.

    Unless you're stuck for a long period of time in an area where options for faster internet from ordinary carriers are very expensive, these solutions are only good as a fun experiment with lots of a time or money involved.
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