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Load Balance Network Adapters (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular

If you have two or more network cards in your system this setting allows you to distribute the number of connections, or sessions among the adapters according to a randomizing algorithm.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "RandomAdapter" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: The Single Response setting should also be enable for this setting to be effective.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|RandomAdapterREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\P...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters]
Value Name: RandomAdapter
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: July 24, 2002