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Old 06-22-01, 11:40 PM
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I am moving at the end of July to a location which does not have DSL or cable modem service... so sad, i will miss my DSL terribly...

Anyway... back to the question at hand...

I will have 2 phone lines available... I heard from a buddy that if I have 2 modems, that I could have each one dial up on separate phone lines and effectively double my bandwith...

True or false?

And if true... how do i do it?
Old 06-23-01, 12:21 AM
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There used to be a dual-modem method of dialing into ISP's but I haven't heard of it for a long time. Hmm, I wonder why?

The ISP needs to be compatible with your setup (or more likely vice versa) which is asking a lot. Maybe somebody knows if this method is still around, but I think it may be a dinosaur.
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Originally posted by chrisfelice
I am moving at the end of July to a location which does not have DSL or cable modem service... so sad, i will miss my DSL terribly...

Anyway... back to the question at hand...

I will have 2 phone lines available... I heard from a buddy that if I have 2 modems, that I could have each one dial up on separate phone lines and effectively double my bandwith...

True or false?

And if true... how do i do it?
would not work. there used to be these modems lke X said. now they do not exist. I believe they were dual 28.8k modems anyway. was it called shotgun?

I forget who even did these.

56k is your number one option
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Originally posted by gcribbs
was it called shotgun?

I forget who even did these.
Yeah, that's it.

Shotgun was the name of the technology of Supra/Diamond. Check it out: http://www.ihot.com/shotgun.html and http://www.google.com/search?q=shotgun+dual+modem for much more.

They talk about it like it still exists. But I guess outhouses still exist too. (No offense if your new location has one of these too. )
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If your OS can do it, and your ISP supports it, there is something called mulitlink, which is what you're describing. It's supported with any combination of modems. I don't have 2 modems installed, so I can't give you the steps to set it up, but it's part of Dial-up networking in W9x and W2K. You can set it to dial the second connection automatically when your first connection gets overloaded, and have it drop the 2nd connection when its utilizatoin drops. Most ISPs don't support multilink, though.

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