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14-Oct-2005, 11:04 AM #1
More than one modem?
Is it possible to have 2 modems running at the same time on the same line? I have a wireless network but my house has lots of rooms so the connection is slow away from the router. I want to connect another modem into the phone line in my lounge so I can plug the rj45 cable into my laptop so that my wife can use it . Any help would be great. Thanks.
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14-Oct-2005, 12:25 PM #2
Regular dial-up: no, the second modem would not get a dial tone.

DSL: some people say no; I think it depends on the ISP; call them--you probably want to know how much it will cost if it is possible.
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24-Oct-2005, 06:49 PM #4
The short answer is no. Either DSL or standard analog modems only run one to a phone line. You can connect two cable modems to a common cable, but you'll obviously have to have two cable Internet accounts at the ISP. I think I'd just run a wire to the other end of the house and have a wireless repeater, much easier. FWIW, that's how I rigged mine, this house is 90 feet long and 5000 sq/ft, and one wireless router at one end didn't get the job one.
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