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Use multiple internet connection in clients

2017/04/14 19:55

We all have used or two internet connection at one time or another. However combining them into one connection is a troublesome task. So with CCBoot client you can do simple steps and make the clients use two connections alternatively to balance the load on internet.

Here is how we do it.

1. On the server make sure you have one or two NIC cards. If you have two NIC cards, then configure 1 of the to access internet using on of the connection and other to use IP from second connection (Figure 1).

Two NIC settings

Figure 1

Note: If you have issue activating CCBoot license when you were using 2 internet connection then by setting the NIC IP like above you can fix that issue as well.

2. On CCBoot UI, open CCBoot Options, then DHCP settings, there change the Boot Server IP to "0.0.0.0" (Figure 2).

Server DHCP settings

Figure 2

3. Right click on "Client Manager" and choose "Auto Allocate Boot Server" then enter the IP of the two NICs then click "OK" button (Figure 3)

This will allocate the clients to both of the NIC on the server.

auto allocate boot server

Figure 3

4. Now, edit the clients to use the second internet connection by setting their IP, Gateway and DNS to match the second connection (Figure 4)

set client gateway and dns

Figure 4

5. After setting all you will see clients using two IP address of different subnet corresponding to your two connections (Figure 5).

client ip addresses

Figure 5

Note: If you only have 1 NIC on server then you need to set the "Boot Server IP" on the client same on all clients. Just change the IP, gateway and DNS.

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