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2 routers in 1 network?

hi, we have 4 netwoked (wired) pc in our house, it is connected through internet by a wifi broadband that only has a speed of 128 kbps (the only available broadband internet in our area). since the connection is not that fast, when all 4 pc is having a download the connection is slow, so we are planning to apply for another same wifi account then buy another router and link them together in 1 network so that we will have a total of 256 kbps. is that possible? thanks!

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wow!

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Wow! Not even satellite service in your area?

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(NT) (NT) unfortunately none!

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I do not believe your speed would double.....

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but to get the effect you wish, you can segment 2 of the PC's to one router and 2 to the other. Each router connecting to it's own modem and having it's own broadband account would give you a maximum throughput of 64kbps per machine.

Your ISP does not have a higher speed plan? Curious.

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still networked?

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acctually that's my plan, but how can I still networked the 4 pc if each 2 pc is connected to a different router? is it possible to link the two router?

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This might take a bit of experimentation....

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but you can try linking the two routers through their LAN ports. Create a unique default gateway number for each router and point each group of two PC's to that number.

Then I would create an alternate network using XP's Alternate Configuration tab of the TCP/IP properties page. Set one PC's IP address as the default gateway and point the others to it. Each of the other PC's will need a unique IP assigned. I would also use a separate subnet for this aternate network.

As you can see it will not be easy and may not work at all.

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(NT) (NT) ok thanks!!!!!

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