Computer Newbies forum

General discussion

2 internet connection, 1 pc

by rickoy / April 2, 2007 11:39 AM PDT

Can I use two simultaneous internet connection in just 1 PC?

I have a broadband and dial-up connection and I'm wondering if I can merge the speed of both connection in just 1 PC.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: 2 internet connection, 1 pc
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: 2 internet connection, 1 pc
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Nope, One Or The Other...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 2, 2007 11:55 AM PDT

The speeds won't combine to make it faster.. Since the broadband should be faster, you'll want to use that.. If you truly want something faster than you have, you'll need to purchase a better broadband.

Hope this helps.


Collapse -
No, but dial-up backup is possible with a router.
by dellea / April 5, 2007 7:32 AM PDT

The NETGEAR ProSafe VPN Firewall FVS338 allows you to use an external serial dial-up modem as a fallback connection if your broadband goes down. I use this firewall because I'm on satellite and it falls back to dial-up automatically when I lose dish signal. You can also log into the router and manually disable the broadband connection, forcing it to dialup, so you can play online games which satellite can't handle.

But, from what I can tell, testing with my laptop connected to LAn via wire and having my laptop also connected via dial-up, it seems that Windows will automatically route internet traffic to the fastest connection. So I don't think it's possible to combine dial-up and broadband connections at once.

I've also seen higher end business class routers that combine two internet connections, but they only combine two broadband connections, and not broadband/dial-up.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!