I have two broadband connections (one cable and one dsl modem) that are being used independantly on two separate networks. What I would like to accomplish is to be able to share the two connections to the internet on the same network so that the computers will either choose to use one or the other and one connection to the internet would take over if the other went down.ideal scenario would be to load ballance this network but dont know if that is within budget but the main goal is to have some redundancy in the connection to the internet for all the computers on the network.
the current setup is one network has cable modem into a router with a built in 4 port switch and 3 computers connected and the other network is an alcatel speedtouch USB modem into a gateway computer using ICS to share that connection with another computer.
how can I get these two networks together or make one network that will share the two connections among all the computers and act as a backup at the same time? I would prefer to use a hardware solution to accomplish this if possible but will consider software solutions if that is the only way to accomplish this.