Using 2 internet connections for 2 different apps

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Hello! So What I want to do is that I have 2 internet connections on my PC, 1 is Ethernet and the other is Wireless. Now, I want to stream (on Twitch) with my Wireless internet (because it is faster, but it is limited) and I want to use my Ethernet for all the other stuff I do... The problem is that I will be playing a game (Overwatch) and since both streaming and game will be using Internet I want to use Ethernet for gaming while at the same time use Wireless for streaming.
 

dgingeri

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You can set a static route to use one connection specifically for a specific address. It's tricky, and messing it up can render your computer unable to get on the internet at all, but it can be done. You have to know the addresses specific to the services you want through wireless and set the static routes to use that.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/adding-a-tcpip-route-to-the-windows-routing-table/
 

Herc08

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That's not possible. The computer will not allow you to use both at the same time. You would have to manually switch. The connection is based on Windows as whole, and I'm pretty sure there is not a software that will allow you to separate it.
 

dgingeri

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You can set a static route to use one connection specifically for a specific address. It's tricky, and messing it up can render your computer unable to get on the internet at all, but it can be done. You have to know the addresses specific to the services you want through wireless and set the static routes to use that.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/adding-a-tcpip-route-to-the-windows-routing-table/
 

Herc08

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I think he means same ISP, but one from the WiFi and the other from Ethernet. I thought default gateway would be the same...
 

dgingeri

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I thought he meant "wireless" as in going through cell phone provider. If both interfaces are going through the same ISP, then there is no use in static routes or any of this. It would make absolutely no difference.
 

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Maybe you are right, that's the only way it could be "faster and limited" than Ethernet.
 

Basalat

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Yes I have 2 different ISPs
 

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If that is the case, then what dgingeri posted could work, but could also screw up your connection.

 

dgingeri

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Then you'll want to establish static routes on the system. That's the only way.
 

Basalat

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Arlight, I'll look into it & Thx!
 

Basalat

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bandwidth is not an issue. It's just that the wireless internet is giving bad ping on Overwatch, whereas my Ethernet is good for it.
 

Basalat

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Yeah, I'll have to look into it. Don't really have any experience in networking tho :p
 

dgingeri

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It's a hard thing to program static routes, so try to keep it as simple as you can.

Think of it this way:
your ethernet interface IP: 192.168.0.101
your wireless interface IP: 192.168.10.26
your streaming service IP address: 45.45.45.124
With that, you'd specify things this way:
"route -p ADD 45.45.45.124 MASK 255.255.255.255 192.168.10.26"
 
With 2 ISP, you have 2 separate gateways, 2 "doors."

U can't split gateway by task, but you can split by host IP, by manipulating the routing table, and tell it for example, "to get to this site (IP), go through this gateway."
 

Basalat

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Oh... So I'm programming it to go only through the one IP which is of my wireless internet... Hm... How do I know twitch's IP?
 

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Yes, that's exactly what you're doing. As for Twitch's IP, I have no idea. I don't do anything with that. You'll have to look that up yourself.
 
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It's a hard thing to program static routes, so try to keep it as simple as you can.

Think of it this way:
your ethernet interface IP: 192.168.0.101
your wireless interface IP: 192.168.10.26
your streaming service IP address: 45.45.45.124
With that, you'd specify things this way:
"route -p ADD 45.45.45.124 MASK 255.255.255.255 192.168.10.26"
omg worked very good ...downloading with one internet ....watching twitch with another
 

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