two LAN chipsets ?

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two LAN chipsets ?

Postby mascip » Sat May 12, 2012 11:00 am

Hello,

I am wondering why the Gigabyte Z77-UD5H motherboard has two LAN chipsets : Atheros GbE, and Intel GbE.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... id=4139#sp

When / how / why would it use both ?
Does it enable a faster connection ?
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Postby mascip » Sat May 12, 2012 12:00 pm

I found my answer, sorry :

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-hardware- ... llers.html

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/wh ... ontrollers

To sum it up, it can be used to have a "backup" connection, when one fails. Or to connect a computer to something else (like another computer), as well as internet.
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Postby Karlsweldt » Sun May 13, 2012 6:29 am

Not all that uncommon. One port could be dedicated to a local area net (Intranet) while the other could be dedicated to a wider or public net (Internet). Lesser security needed on local services, and the ports can be through-put when required. Or one port for a server library, the other for workstations.
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