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Question (Q&A-105|349): My Z87 motherboard has two Intel onboard LANs. How do I setup the Teaming function to combine both onboard LANs?(7/1/2013)
Answer:Please follow the steps below to enable Teaming
Step1: After installing the motherboard and LAN drivers, restart your computer and then open Device Manager.
Right click on the network adapter and select Properties under Network adapters.


Step 2: Click the Teaming tab, select the Team this adapter with other adapters checkbox, and click New Team.


Step 3: Enter the team name.


Step 4: Select two adapters to include in the team and click Next.


Step 5: Select a team type and click Next. You can read the detailed explanation of each team type below.
On the following dialog box, click Finish to complete the teaming configuration.


Adapter Fault Tolerance:
The team will use the healthiest high-speed adapter as primary adapter; the other adapter is in standby. If the active adapter fails, the secondary adapter takes over.

Adaptive Load Balancing:
Provides transmit traffic load balancing and fault tolerance. The team will analyzes the transmit load on each member adapter and balances the traffic across member adapters

* Static Link Aggregation:
A performance technology developed to increase throughput between switches or a server and switch. This is accomplished by bundling or channeling several ports together and showing them as a single link. This increases the total bandwidth.

* Switch (or Router) could support Teaming (IEEE 802.3ad LACP) function

* IEEE 802.3ad Dynamic Link Aggregation:
An IEEE standard for increasing throughput between switches or a server and switch. This is accomplished by dynamically bundling or channeling several ports together and showing them as a single link using Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP). This increases the total bandwidth.

* Switch (or Router) could support Teaming (IEEE 802.3ad LACP) function:
Switch Fault Tolerance: Primary adapter will automatically fail over to a standby adapter

Note: If you want the team with double bandwidth, please select Static Link Aggregation or IEEE 802.3ad Dynamic

Step 6: You can see the new team under Network adapters.

(Note: To delete the team, right click on the team and select Properties\Settings\Remove Team.)