Is it possible to boost my server's LAN bandwidth with two Ethernet ports? I have two Ethernet ports on my Dell PowerEdge SC1435 and I routed both
eth1 to my router, but for some reason I'm only seeing one of the ports (
eth0) getting an IP from my router. I wanted to know if its possible to "boost" the speed of my LAN connection to my server by having both Ethernet ports connected? If not, what is the purpose of having two Ethernet ports? Thanks.
Router: WRT45GL with Tomato firmware
Server: Dell PowerEdge SC1435 Link
# ip a 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00 inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo inet6 ::1/128 scope host valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever 2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP qlen 1000 link/ether 00:1e:c9:30:7b:cd brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff inet 192.168.1.100/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global eth0 inet6 fe80::21e:c9ff:fe30:7bcd/64 scope link valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever 3: eth1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP qlen 1000 link/ether 00:1e:c9:30:7b:ce brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff inet6 fe80::21e:c9ff:fe30:7bce/64 scope link valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
If any other info is needed (commands to run, etc.) let me know and I'll gladly provide it.