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Mikebyrne
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Icon 1 posted April 04, 2007 05:15      Profile for Mikebyrne     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hi,

A friend of mine asked me the following

He wants to surf the net using the wired connection but download using the wireless.

Is it possible to tell the programs (uTorrent etc) to chose one or the other?

regards

Mike

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-ct-
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Icon 1 posted April 04, 2007 06:20      Profile for -ct-   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
in a word: no.

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-ct-
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Icon 1 posted April 04, 2007 06:22      Profile for -ct-   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
it COULD be done, but would req. 2 internet connections and a lot of routing and port forwarding changes and/or a second computer

worth the effort? nope, not at all

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Icon 1 posted April 04, 2007 07:30      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's almost crazy enough to try [Big Grin]

Under windows it would be a nightmare... on mac it would be hard. Under Unix it would just be tricky - like ct said, plumbing a lot of port handling, routing, etc.

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted April 04, 2007 08:14      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Are you sure he doesn't mean surf with wireless and download with the hard line?

This is what I do. I have an old computer in the corner that is connected to my router via cat5 and does all my downloading. The box in the corner doesn't even have a monitor and can be controlled by any of my laptops. I do my surfing on my laptops. These are always usually lying all over the house. If i want a large (legal) file I downlaod it to the box in the corner first and then will usually stream the content to my laptop. This way my storage is not done on more expensive laptop drives.

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Icon 1 posted April 04, 2007 10:26      Profile for Spiderman     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
If i want a large (legal) file I downlaod it to the box in the corner first and then will usually stream the content to my laptop. This way my storage is not done on more expensive laptop drives.

What about the illegal files?

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Mikebyrne
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Icon 1 posted April 04, 2007 11:03      Profile for Mikebyrne     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I said to him that it "Might" be possible playing around with port forwarding but I think he is looking for a software level solution on xp.

It stumped me, so I thought id ask you guys

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Icon 1 posted April 04, 2007 12:24      Profile for -ct-   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Mikebyrne:
I said to him that it "Might" be possible playing around with port forwarding but I think he is looking for a software level solution on xp.

It stumped me, so I thought id ask you guys

won't happen the way he thinks he wants it

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Icon 1 posted April 05, 2007 09:34      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
On XP? Good luck.

On *nix, it's do-able. Mark a packet based on its destination port, and then route it out an interface based on that mark.

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Icon 1 posted April 05, 2007 13:01      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
No problem.

install vmware.
install FreeBSD.

Give FreeBSD control over the network hardware and set it up as a NATing firewall. The two physical IP addresses are on one side and something private like 10.0.0.1 is on the NAT side.

Use the packet shaping rules to route port 80 traffic over the wired link and all else over the wireless link.

Have the windows VM only connect to port 10.0.0.1

Piece of cake [Big Grin]

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Mikebyrne
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Icon 1 posted April 08, 2007 15:54      Profile for Mikebyrne     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cheers, I'll pass the info on!
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