Thomas Leong Posted June 1, 2016 Report Share Posted June 1, 2016 Has anyone tried (or is using) Teaming or Bridging to backup their network connection? I tried Teaming with one of my mobos which has 2 NIC ports today - 1 Intel which has the Teaming feature; the other Realtek which does not, so the Intel was used to initiate the Team, using Adapter Fault Tolerance as Team type (italics as edited addition to original post). The 2 ports are connected to a simple unmanaged 1GHz switcher. Tried the same pc first as Production, then as Display PC. Seems to work fine, when pulling out one connector or the other whilst playing a Timeline. Seamless...timeline continues playing with no error message of '...connection lost' from Watchout. Another mobo I have does not have an Intel NIC, only one NIC, a Realtek, so Teaming was not available. But I hooked up an Orico USB-LAN Adapter, and Bridged the two instead. This also worked with one weakness. When disconnecting the USB-LAN connection, sometimes Watchout would give an error message of 'Display connection lost', other times no such message (i.e. as if the connection was fine). Could be a timing coincidence with Watchout checking on the network connection soon after the plug was pulled out. Windows would always show via the network icon in Task Bar as dis-connected when the USB-LAN RJ45 plug was pulled out. It would not show this disconnection if it was the onboard NIC RJ45 being pulled. On re-connecting the USB-LAN RJ45 plug, it takes a few seconds for Windows to show a connection, then a few secs after that, Watchout's timeline would pause playing, requiring a CTRL-L twice to go back online, and spacebar to continue playing. The above occurs when the PC is used as a Production PC. Have not tried this as a Display PC yet. Tomorrow! But the conclusion today is that Teaming is more reliable and seamless than Bridging if one has a choice. Thomas Leong Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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