Bandwidth Aggregation w/ 2 Cable Modems w/ Intermediary NAT Q?
Was just reading the pfsense book and it said that to load balance 2 cable modems for bandwidth aggregation, i needed some sort of intermediary NAT device? What device? Does anybody have an example setup similar to this I could compare to? Its merely 2 cable modems w/ dynamic addresses? Anyone care to shed a little light on this when they get a chance?
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This only applies if your WANs have the same gateway.
Otherwise you're going to be fine by just connecting the modems to the pfSense.
ahhhhh so if these modems have routing functionality built in, could I disable dhcp on both of them, assign them unique statics on different subnets, i.e modem1: 192.168.80.1 and modem2:192.168.81.1 and then plug them both into a dumb switch and plug it into my wan interface? If not, i'm going to have to slap another nic card in this box… can I slap another nic into pfsense without re-installing?