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Old 01-22-2010, 10:00 PM
Alex Samad
Default Bonding virtual wireless interfaces?

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 01:39:57PM -0800, Todd A. Jacobs wrote:
> I have a network that caps each MAC address at 384K at the wireless
> access point, and was wondering if it's technically feasible to increase
> throughput by adding additional virtual interfaces.
> My thought is that if I have wlan0, I could add a second interface at
> wlan0:1 to get a second MAC/IP address pair, giving myself access to
> 768Kbps aggregate. Assuming that works, what I can't really figure out
> is how to route round-robin across two interfaces like that.
> Bonding doesn't seem like the answer, insofar as it creates a single
> virtual interface, which then puts me back to 384K. Is what I'm trying
> to do possible, and if so, is there a how-to that explains how to use
> both interfaces simultaneously?

if the ap is limiting by max, then theoretically you could overload your
wifi card with 2 mac's and you could load balance your tcp / udp across
the 2.

In practise I don't think it is going to work. look at lartc.org and
multi default gateway's but your problem is that it is the same dgw.

Not sure how you are going to get over the multiple max for your wifi


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