Two phone lines and two modems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sasa, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. sasa

    sasa OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I am using WinXP and I have two phone lines and two modems. Can I connect to 2 different ISP-s and double my internet speed.
    I know how to connect with 2 modems to one ISP but how can I set 1st modem to dial one number and set 2nd to dial another number and to use different username and password than 1st
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Square peg, maybe?

    HMMMmmm interesting question - you have not spelt it out, but I guess since you're hoping to double your bandwidth you aim to do this with just ONE computer.

    If that is right then I should say the answer is no can do.

    If you have two networked computers there may be possibilities, but I would suggest swapping the modems for a router, discontinuing one of the phone lines, and using the money you save to finance a higher bandwidth service as being a far more practical way to go if it is "practical" for you to do so. Otherwise you're really trying to fit a square peg into a round hole IMHO.

    PS I think you should have posted this thread in the "Network" forum - maybe a mod will move it there for you?
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    there is no way to combine the two lines to get double the spped i dont think :(
     
  4. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    You would be better trying to pay for a cable or even better broadband service if speed is important to you. Going the route you suggest would be like attaching two motors to a hot air balloon, they may appear to start up and work but they woudln't communicate with each other and baloon would be ripped apart.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You can combine. There are applications which will combine the connection, however, they don't work.
    The only true way in which bandwidth can be increased is with Digital channel combining, as an example Tier-3 connections use 672 transmission paths, all at 64k.

    I think that's right anyway :p
     
  6. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    i had an old ISDN modem, said in the destructions you could combine units to supply a network with a higher bandwidth, never seen this for generic 56k though, besides this was pure ext' hardware so would involve a few hundred ££ to set up. save for a faster connection, thats the best advice.
     
  7. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    what you're trying to do is called shotgunning. YOur ISP has to support it for it to work and you need software to enable the full use of it. It's not a very big increase in speed if at all.
     
  8. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    what pseudokiller is saying is true, i saw it at an isp here that advertised it (saharanet) and barely got any response
     
  9. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    can't you do this under linux?

    * Edit * - here
     
  10. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    search for poor man's isdn.....
     
  11. mutts

    mutts OSNN Junior Addict

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    What you are wanting to do probably cant be done, but it will depent upon the type of phone connection you have--what contry are you in? Im a UK digital telephone engineer so I May be able to advise with more info.