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Imagine working without interruption. Imagine downloads at incredible speed. Imagine your Internet, faster.

I am excited to announce that with the combined efforts of our entire team, we have created software that links multiple Internet connections together for maximum speed and increased reliability. Meet Connectify Dispatch.

This new, revolutionary software will give you the ability to connect to multiple Internet connections simultaneously. Combine any number of Wi-Fi networks, mobile Internet devices, and other networks, for a single connection that is as fast as all of your Internet connections combined. Even if connectivity is lost on one network, Dispatch will keep you online by seamlessly moving your web traffic onto the working connection until your secondary network becomes available.








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We all need faster Internet connections

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The last bit about Bittorrent - Milage May Vary! It all depends on the overall health of the torrent. Anyway nothing new to see hear!

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What kind of philly cheesesteak lunch is worth $3500?

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Requires $2 millions in donations just to release a mac version. Looks like I will be in for a long wait. :cry:

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No thanks. I'm good with my 100mbit connection.

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The last bit about Bittorrent - Milage May Vary! It all depends on the overall health of the torrent. Anyway nothing new to see hear!

I was looking for software like this, but its essentially bridging, with a few NAT tweaks. I guess I would have to see it work. hardware solutions (servers/routers with double redundancy, Qos, load balancing, failover, etc) run into the thousands of dollars.

The way their kickstarter page discribes it, they don't use a proxy or VPN or anything, so whatever network it goes out on , is the one it comes back. The software will just make the choice based on whatever the load balancing software is seeing at the time. So if you are downloading iTunes from a single Apple server, as usual with HTTP transfers - only ONE connection can do that... One IP can request that file.. BitTorrent is the only program that could send 'bits' of data out over the various networks and get response as it builds the file from the various bits.

The double and triple speeds they state wouldn't be seen on 90% of what people sit in front of their computer to do, 3 'internets' works best with 3 simultaneous requests..

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Wow this is pure BS! This software is just

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_aggregation

There are free alternatives. Intel do it, Broadcom do it etc etc

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Don't most modern operating systems already support this via link aggregation and/or adaptive load balancing?

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I was looking for software like this, but its essentially bridging, with a few NAT tweaks. I guess I would have to see it work. hardware solutions (servers/routers with double redundancy, Qos, load balancing, failover, etc) run into the thousands of dollars.

The way their kickstarter page discribes it, they don't use a proxy or VPN or anything, so whatever network it goes out on , is the one it comes back. The software will just make the choice based on whatever the load balancing software is seeing at the time. So if you are downloading iTunes from a single Apple server, as usual with HTTP transfers - only ONE connection can do that... One IP can request that file.. BitTorrent is the only program that could send 'bits' of data out over the various networks and get response as it builds the file from the various bits.

The double and triple speeds they state wouldn't be seen on 90% of what people sit in front of their computer to do, 3 'internets' works best with 3 simultaneous requests..

So your going to be downloading stuff from yourself if you use Bittorrent potentially lol! If you have say 3 different ISP's and then use this software to download one torrent. I would be VERY dubious about what this software claims to do.

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So your going to be downloading stuff from yourself if you use Bittorrent potentially lol! If you have say 3 different ISP's and then use this software to download one torrent. I would be VERY dubious about what this software claims to do.

That isn't how torrents work my friend. The torrent file breaks your 700MB avi up into a LOT of bits. The client can then request these bits over any of the networks available, simultaneously. Since the client is taking care of all this, it won't redownload from another network the same bit it already downloaded. It'll make torrents faster by what they claim. Not much else.

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Don't most modern operating systems already support this via link aggregation and/or adaptive load balancing?

Yes but on the same network interface type, no?

These idiots are suggesting you can somehow magically combine your, say:

1ooMbit/1Gb - full duplex ethernet

Wireless N - half duplex

3G - simulated full duplex over a half duplex link

And end up with a smoking connection with a combined speed of all three?

Any sane person would just stick with the hard cable

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Yes but on the same network interface type, no?

These idiots are suggesting you can somehow magically combine your, say:

1ooMbit/1Gb - full duplex ethernet

Wireless N - half duplex

3G - simulated full duplex over a half duplex link

And end up with a smoking connection with a combined speed of all three?

Any sane person would just stick with the hard cable

Maybe each one gets a VirtualDriver of sorts to look like an ethernet port - boom, use the existing technology to bridge. the geniuses likely force every network to half-duplex for compatibility.

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This is what Load Balancing is. I would be interesting to see how it works with routing on a local network though.

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Interesting idea I hope they reach their funding goal.

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Don't most modern operating systems already support this via link aggregation and/or adaptive load balancing?

Been possible since Windows 98, I believe.

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Meh..... I don't buy it... I mean, it can streamline communications for a mild to moderate increase, but the higher we get in internet speed, the more we approach the throughput and processing power of modern machines... Yes, computers can theoretically process info in GB/Second, but given that your computer will be processing both local and remote information, you're still going to fill up the local bandwidth even faster with faster/multiple internet connections.... At some point, it might even create a bottleneck in the CPU, or the Motherboard, or the hard drive..... So yeah... this is all well and good to a point, but the faster our internet connections get, the harder it is going to be to actually make use of it all.

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Also this "program" would do, if it did work, would just allow you to blow through your data allowance across multiple devices

Sweeeeeet

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lets see how many SSL site break. I had a hardware load balancer I had to turn it off on most SSL sites as the IP address would change.

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It doesn't take much of a rocket scientist or even a lousy computer geek to call this rubbish, right off the get go!!

 

Almost had me rolling on floor :rofl:

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