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Dispatch software combines multiple internet connections into one...

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posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 01:39 PM
Imagine for a moment you're sitting at your computer at home, staring at the little bar noting the progress of a movie you've decided to download, from a legitimate site of course. You remember seeing all those other Wi-Fi connections your neighbors have going, most of them likely without password protection. If only there were a way to funnel them all together into one stream, giving you unprecedented download bandwidth. Notwithstanding the illegality of sucking bandwidth from your neighbors, it appears a solution is on the horizon.

The Problem

We all need faster Internet connections — to get our work done quicker, our game on sooner, and access to our downloads as soon as possible, no matter where we are.

Since Wi-Fi networks are popping up just about everywhere, and many of us also carry around mobile broadband devices that offer 3G/4G access on-the-go, we started to wonder: with so much bandwidth available across our networks and devices, why are we still left choosing only one Internet connection at a time?

The Solution

Connectify Dispatch is groundbreaking PC software that lets you connect to all available Internet connections simultaneously.

For the first time, you can connect to the coffee shop Wi-Fi and your 4G mobile device, using both Internet connections for their combined speed, and increased reliability. With Connectify Dispatch, you can even use two different Wi-Fi networks at the same time. Just connect a secondary USB Wi-Fi card (complimentary for $100+ backers), in addition to your laptop’s on-board Wi-Fi card, and Dispatch does the rest. At the click-of-a-button, you’ll be cruising the web at warp speed, using the combined throughput of both wireless networks. Even if you lose connectivity on one of those networks, Dispatch keeps you online, seamlessly moving all of your traffic onto the working connection until both networks become available again.

Read more at the kickstarter site

Wow! we are now light-years away from our old 56K modem....

edit on 24-8-2012 by elevenaugust because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 03:14 PM
reply to post by elevenaugust

Thank you for this.

I've always wondered why distributed data streams couldn't be exploited and used to facilitate a single virtual data pipe larger than the single connection.

This is done on the corporate level at the gateway router(s) with load balancing traffic between several hard line PRI circuits with fail-over in place.
If load balancing can be done on 10 year old Cisco routers, certainly something similar could be done with software on any laptop seeing multiple connections to facilitate a cumulative load balanced effect.

Further, adding multiple WiFi cards to a lappy will get connectivity on all NICs, but, bandwidth is not cumulative.
For instance, take any laptop with an integrated internal WiFi card, and then add 2 more PCMCIA WiFi cards, and you'll notice, though all cards may be connected to either the same or multiple bandwidth sources, your browser and/or any other program using connectivity will only use one active connection as opposed to pooling the resources of all connections into one pipe.

Software as illustrated above would certainly be a nice addition to mobile tool sets if it has these capabilities, to assist in higher rate of connectivity through cumulative pooling in exploiting multiple distributed data streams with a single NIC, increasing bandwidth through use of multiple NIC interfaces, and/or accessing multiple distributed data streams multiple times using multiple WiFi cards.

Cool stuff.

edit on 24-8-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 04:19 PM
This has always been available. All you have to do is bridge multiple connections.

Any MCSE or other Geek head could have done this for you.

I used to bridge several 56K modems together to get faster bandwidths...back in the good old days!

Nothing revolutionary about this, OP...


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