I am helping a LAN party organisation set up their network. Because of a high number of attendees we think it would be better to use 2 separate wan connections (from different ISP's) using simple routers. Is there an "easy" way of balancing load between the 2 routers without buying hardware?
This is how our network looks like:
Internet -> router 1 & 2 -> 4x 24 gbit switches -> clients
Our first thought was to give each router a separate and limited DHCP scope so that a portion of the network would get router 1 as gateway and the other portion would get router 2. Will this work? (I do not really know which DHCP offer a client will accept if 2 are received)
We do have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that will run gameservers that we could use for DHCP/Routing/... but I would not know where to start looking first.