Easy link aggregation on the desktop

Registered by Marlin Cremers on 2013-09-22

I don't know if this is the right place to post this but I had a idea related to computers with a wireless and Ethernet adapter.

I personally use my laptop with Ubuntu on it. When I'm sitting at my desk I normally have the Ethernet cable plugged in but I'm also connected to wireless. However every time I would like to take my laptop around the house I have to unplug the Ethernet cable. This will then disconnect all connections that are still active.

It would be cool if Ubuntu would be able to detect if the Ethernet and wireless adapter are on the same network. If it notices it is it could ask the user if he would like to setup up link aggregation/NIC bonding (with a more user friendly name of course).

This would allow network connections to persist even if the user unplugs the Ethernet cable and goes fully wireless. As far as I know no actual desktop operating systems supports something like this.

This might be a bit more difficult in office networks but for actual home networks it shouldn't matter as much, they normally don't have any different networks on wireless and Ethernet.

I hope some of you might like this idea and I'm looking forward to your opinions.

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