Load Balancing Among Multiple Network Adapters

by Eric Geier [Published on 4 May 2011 / Last Updated on 9 April 2010]

Make Windows randomly distribute connections across muliple network adapters.

If you have two or more network adapters in your machine that are connected to a network, you might want to enable load balancing. This makes Windows distribute the networking and internet connections or sessions randomly among the multiple adapters.

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters

Value Name: RandomAdapter

DWORD Value: 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled

You should double-check that the WINS query responses are set to send all IPs. In other words, make sure the SingleResponse value in the same key is set to disabled.

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