Load balancing- will it double my bandwidth?
Forgive me, I have an idea but it might be complete nonsense. I am the HOD, and my technician is Italian. And sometimes things get lost in translation, and he's no expert with Internet technologies, nor am i.
We have two lousily slow commercial ADSL lines, both under 1Mbps. We cannot yet afford to upgrade and in Italy it is a very expensive and slow process anyway. Our router is old and I fancy something with load balancing features, as we sometimes lose one of the lines. Will it also increase the bandwidth if they are joined together? Or am i dreaming? We have less than 10 admin users for one of the lines, and then more than 200 for the other! Thats because the Admin guy is too selfish to let us use his line, so I want to join them and divide up some of the bandwidth more appropriately.
Any suggestions on hardware/software/explanations would be gratefully appreciated. I have plenty of suppliers trying to sell me solutions but they want to charge a lot for what might be a marginal gain.