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    Talking RouteSentry: Manage 2 ADSL account connections on 1 pc, 1 line, 1 modem (local/intnl)

    Here's another utility I've been working on that makes it very easy to set up and manage connections to 2 separate ADSL accounts on the same PC (just one ADSL line and modem required). It automatically routes all local traffic through one connection and all other traffic through the other. This is very useful if you download a lot of content locally as you can make use of a fairly cheap "local only" IS account (such as the one offered by openweb) for all your local stuff while using another (I'd recommend a SAIX based account) for international. Because the traffic is separated automatically you don't use up your valuable international Gigs on local access.

    IS accounts provide access to the wonderful IS news server (news.is.co.za) which provides loads of great content, while SAIX accounts provide more reliable and speedier international connections no matter what the weather.

    Get it here:
    http://antibody-software.com/web/ind...d=15&Itemid=32

    For info on how to share this connection with other PCs on your LAN read this:
    http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...058#post732058

    Here's the readme file:

    INTRODUCTION

    Route Sentry is specially designed for South Africans who want to make use of 2
    ADSL accounts on the same PC at the same time, with the one account being used
    for local access only and the other for international. Most people are put off
    using such a setup due to the inconvenience of having to manually set up the IP
    routing tables after each new connection (due to ISPs allocating dynamic IP
    addresses). Route Sentry makes it easy.

    It will monitor your 2 connections and automatically route South African traffic
    through the “local” account while directing all other traffic through the
    “international” account. It will automatically reconnect if either connection is
    dropped (which at the moment happens at least once every 24 hrs) and keep traffic
    flowing through the correct connections even if the IP addresses are changed
    after reconnecting.

    SETTING UP YOUR ADSL CONNECTIONS

    To make use of this program you must install the RASPPPOE protocol (see
    http://raspppoe.com for more info) on your PC and use it to establish “Dial Up”
    style connections for each of your ADSL accounts. Please check the RASPPPOE web
    site for details on exactly how to do this.

    Note that your ADSL modem will have to be put into “bridge” or “modem” mode for
    the protocol to work. Also note that your ADSL modem should not be configured to
    automatically connect to your ISP as this may prevent the RASPPPOE protocol from
    “seeing” it. It should also be noted that the modem does not have to be directly
    connected to your PC as this protocol will work just as well if the modem is
    connected to a hub or switch on your network. This makes it possible to share the
    modem between different PCs on your network for different simultaneous PPPOE
    connections.

    Important: You must set the number of lines (WAN endpoints) in the PPPOE protocol
    properties to 2 or more otherwise you will get an error that the device is busy
    when you try to “dial” the second connection. When testing the connection for the
    first time you must select the ‘save password’ option on the “Connect” dialog,
    otherwise Route Sentry won’t be able to automatically connect for you.

    Warning: If you previously used your ADSL modem in router mode you wouldn’t have
    had to worry too much about your PC being vulnerable to internet threats as the
    modem itself would have acted as a firewall. Using the modem in “modem/bridge” mode
    however, means that your PC will be directly connected to the internet when next
    you “dial up”, so making use of a software firewall is highly recommended (such as
    the built in Windows XP firewall).

    CONFIGURING ROUTE SENTRY

    “Route Sentry Enabled”
    Untick this to disable Route Sentry functionality.

    “Local Connection to use”
    Select the connection to be used for local access.

    “Automatically reconnect local connection when disconnected”
    If ticked Route Sentry will automatically attempt to reconnect if the connection is
    dropped. It will also cause it to automatically connect when Route Sentry starts up
    if the connection is not currently connected.

    “Disconnect Local”/”Connect Local”
    This button either connects or disconnects the local connection. Note that if
    “Automatically reconnect” is ticked then the connection will be automatically
    reconnected after disconnecting.

    “International Connection to use”
    Select the connection to be used for international access.

    “Automatically reconnect international connection when disconnected”
    If ticked Route Sentry will automatically attempt to reconnect if the connection is
    dropped. It will also cause it to automatically connect when Route Sentry starts up
    if the connection is not currently connected.

    “Disconnect International”/”Connect International”
    This button either connects or disconnects the international connection. Note that
    if “Automatically reconnect” is ticked then the connection will be automatically
    reconnected after disconnecting.

    “Automatically set up routes when both connections connected”
    If ticked Route Sentry will automatically configure your IP routing table to route
    traffic through the appropriate connection when both connections are connected.

    “Minimize on Startup”
    If ticked Route Sentry will automatically minimize to the system tray on startup.

    “Set up Routes Now”
    Click on this button to force the routing table to be updated immediately. Note that
    both connections must be active for this to work.

    “Log”
    Select the log tab to view status and error information.

    “About”
    About the program.
    Last edited by ant1b0dy; 01-02-2008 at 01:55 AM.
    Visit antibody-software.com for free software to check your ADSL usage, split local/international traffic between 2 ISP accounts, free proxy server and more.

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