Unfortunately, NIC teaming isn’t natively available in consumer versions of Windows, so we’ll have to use Windows Server and in this case, it’s Server 2012 R2. To do this in Windows Server, open the Server Manager. From there, click “Local Server” and you’ll see an option called “NIC Teaming.”
Click the option that says “Disabled” and you’ll be presented with the teaming configurator:
You’ll see both of your NIC interfaces listed under Adapters and Interfaces. Now, select both interfaces, right click, and select “New Team.” In the window that pops up, you’ll be given a field to name the new logical interface, as well as to select additional properties related to protocol. The protocol you choose depends on the type of switch you have. Give it a name and click OK.
For maximum compatibility, select “Switch Independent” under Teaming Mode. Once that’s done, you’ll end up back in the main NIC Teaming window where you’ll see your newly named logical interface comprising your two physical interfaces. Easy!
If all goes correctly, both your physical connections will indicate an active state, and you can see the transmission details below, although there’s no stat for packets lost.