[SOLVED] Bonding Multiple Cox Internet Connections
Working from home on your Cox Internet you realized how often you are having connection issues. It wasn’t such a big deal on the occasional work from home day here and there, but these days it’s really starting to be an issue. How can this be dealt with quickly?
Naturally, the first impulse is to contact Cox – your ISP. Which you definitely should – nobody likes to pay for something and get subpar Internet performance. But what if the Internet can’t get better unless you get a superior Cox package? That should solve the speed issue, but what about the constant Internet dropouts?
In this article we will show you how you can combine multiple connections directly on your device to get faster, more reliable and secure Internet!
Why Should You Consider Cox Channel Bonding?
Short answer: to get better Internet, both in terms of speed, but also reliability and security.
You don’t have to look far for reasons. Now that you’re working from home, the whole family / all your friends are using the same connection. That can’t be good.
- Are you doing any live streaming and had to lower quality or even postpone streaming sessions?
- seeing high latency when gaming online?
- trying to watch video on demand and seeing nothing but buffering?
- websites barely load?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then you definitely need a faster, more reliable and secure Internet. The solution we mentioned earlier: bonding multiple Cox Internet connections.
Combine Multiple Cox Connections at Once for a More Reliable and Faster Internet
You might be thinking: “what if I just get a more higher tier plan from Cox? That would fix my Internet problems.” Well – that’s not always the case. Think about it – you’d still have just one connection available. And if it’s affected or they’re doing maintenance works, it’ll drop. It’s always better to have multiple Internet connections. Preferably from different providers. This way, if one of them fails, you will still be connected through the other connection(s).
And that’s exactly what Speedify can help you with. Speedify is a bonding VPN service that allows you to combine multiple Internet connections simultaneously directly on your device. It allows you to do Cox channel bonding easily. You’ll get the combined speed of the connections you’re bonding, plus failover protection along side VPN benefits like encryption.
3 Steps for Cox Channel Bonding
Forget about complicated schemes of using dedicated bonding hardware together with the Cox routers. You’ll spend a lot more on that. Software bonding is the way you get the best bang for your buck.
You’ll need at least two separate Cox Internet connections. That usually means Cox Internet from two or more routers. They can all be your home Internet connections; some may be nearby Cox public Wi-Fi connections.
Depending on the devices you want to use the bonding on – you may need extra Wi-Fi / Ethernet USB adapters to plug into your computer / laptop.
How to do Cox Connection Bonding
Here’s what you have to do for faster, more reliable and secure Cox Internet:
- Get a Speedify subscription and install it on your computer / mobile device. Naturally, you can try before you buy, but there’s also a 30 days money back guarantee policy.
- Make sure all your Cox connections are active and connect them to your device. On computers – use both the internal / existing network adapters and external ones.
Typical setups include using wired Ethernet from one Cox router the Wi-Fi connection from the other. Or combining two wired Ethernet connections (with the help of extra USB adapters), for best performance in gaming or live streaming. Or even bonding two Wi-Fi connections, for increase mobility around the house.
- Run Speedify, choose a server to connect to and you’re done. It will detect all connections and start bonding them. In the Speedify user interface you will be able to see stats about the bonding performance, jitter, etc.
If you’re running Speedify on a Linux device – e.g. Raspberry Pi – you can turn that into a bonding router easily. This way, you can share the fast, reliable and secure Internet with all devices in your household.