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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.

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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.

Grif

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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.

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