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More than one modem?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by gkm24, Oct 14, 2005.

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  1. gkm24

    gkm24 It's My Birthday! Thread Starter

    Mar 27, 2004
    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.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
    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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    Oct 24, 2005
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    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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