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    DUAL WAN or ...

    This is my first post and I'm sure this question has been answered numerous times, so bare with me.


    I work at a library that currently uses a T1 line that connects two buildings within about 3 miles apart. One building has 36 active internet connections and the other has 17. We are having some 'slow internet speed' issues and I was wondering if getting a dual wan would solve the slow speed?

    - We have a seperate Road Runner Cable connection thats not in use


    I am hoping that adding the rr cable via dual wan would free up some bandwidth usage - please help me if I'm wrong!


    Thanks

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    Does each building use its own connection to get to the internet? Or does the traffic from one building travel through a VPN tunnel that connects the two..and use the other building as the gateway?

    Are the machines clean from malware?

    Any managed antivirus run at each site to cut down on AV downloads?

    WSUS to cut down on windows update traffic?

    DNS at each location?
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    yes, traffic from one building travel through a VPN tunnel that connects the two and use the other building as the gateway

    yes, machines are behind a proxy SmartFilter ISA and Panda anti-virus

    WSUS is scheduled to run after hours when the buildings are closed

    same DNS at both locations

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    I dont think you can use ipsec vpn with a dual wan.

    I would first find out whats causing the slow down, if its users doing things they should not, then adding more capacity is not going to do anything.

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    cool, thanks for the fast response guys

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