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VE3BYS
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Ping and Network Card Teaming

Hello All,

Is there a way to ping from the local lan, connected to a radio, connected to the mesh network, connected to radio on the other end, then connected to a local network on the other side. I am trying to ping the ip address on the other side of the network. I can open ports, configure as required etc.. Just don’t know where to start.

Why am I doing this? I am trying to team 2 network cards connected to radios on either side of the end points. I need to combine the bandwidths using network card teaming setup.

Thanks in advance for your help.

KF7BWS
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Ping and Network Card Teaming

To concurrently use two network cards in the same computer on the same network requires drivers for the network cards that support that function. The network cards for that purpose are usually if not always network server cards and the manufacturer of said cards needs to provide drivers for that purpose. Additionally the cards need to be attached to an Ethernet switch.

Standard network cards for clients do not support the function of aggregate thru put. Your connection speed to any given device on the network is only as fast as the slowest device between point A and point B. So the expense and trouble of aggregate speed cards are not worth the trouble on a mesh network. 

When I was building networks and servers I did this on many occasions two, one gigabit cards running full duplex gave me nearly two gig in and 2 gig out of the server and a combined thru put of nearly four gig. The cards, at that time were not inexpensive. 

VE3BYS
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Thanks I appreciate your

Thanks I appreciate your comments.

AE6XE
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nothing special to do or

nothing special to do or change in AREDN to ping between any 2 device across the network.  Just bring up a command line window or ping app, and do the ping.

I would expect you could connect 2 NICs in a switch independent teaming implementation from your device to the LAN of an AREDN node.  This would offer very little benefit.   For any device, just need to make sure network traffic is not self blocked, e.g. the windows firewall does not block the ping and/or ping response.   Deploying fault tolerance (in this case only 2 NICs and 2 cat5 cables) on your device connecting to the AREDN network, is a bit outside the scope of discussions that generally take place on this forum.   But we'll all try to weigh in.

VE3BYS
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Thanks I really appreciate.

Thanks I really appreciate.

VE3BYS
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Thanks AE6XE. 

Thanks AE6XE. 

You were right on. The firewall was blocking the ping like you said. Thank you so much.

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