Using multiple internet connections simultaneously

15 pts.
Tags:
Broadband
Fault tolerance
Internet access
Linux
Load balancers
Microsoft Windows
Networking
Hi,
I am an IT manager for a firm which was granted twenty (20) seperate broadband connections with VPN (connecting to a national network) for its use. I am currently looking for a solution that would allow me to use all these connections simultaneouly ( load balancing, fault tolerance etc...). Any pointer would be much appreciated. 
Thanks a lot for your time and expertise
Sameer


Software/Hardware used:
windows, linux

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If you have 20 separate connections that are all centrally connected by VPN’s, are you not already using them simultaneously?

Or maybe I don’t understand the question fully

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  • Anikomei
    Its like this.. these are 20 adsl connections providing connectivity to the Internet.. but each of these 20 connections is also connected to our national network (VPN). what i want to be able to do is...distribute the internet connectivity that the 20 connections provide to all our computers in the office.. we already have a network in the office and would now like to integrate these 20 connections in a load balancing, fault tolerant manner... I hope this clears the question
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  • Sixball
    If I'm reading you right, you have 20 aDSL connections going from ONE office to the Internet other locations - Based on the above assessment: you COULD use a router, or series of routers, that are connected to 2-4 DSL connections, and configure them for fail-over and/or load balancing (round-robin / prioritized) and maybe some HSRP (for inter-router redundancy.) Not sure what kind of traffic you're pushing, or what your budgets like, but Cisco Small Business DOES offer routers that support up to 8 WAN connections per router - they will accomplish what you're asking w/o the cost of the full-blown Enterprise-level set-up...
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