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Can we connect 2 USB Internet Modems in one PC ?

by soufianeSoufiane / February 4, 2016 1:07 PM PST

Hi everyone,
Please i work on a project, and i want to know if i can use 2 USB Internet Modems in just one PC and make them work both in the same time.
Thank you.

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Unlikely.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2016 1:16 PM PST

Beyond the driver issues, you may have Windows troubles as most folk that do this don't have a background in networking. That is, even if you sorted the driver issues and more, what good will it do? That is, what's the goal here?

Without a full background I have to write you can connect it, but it's almost a sure bet it won't do what you thought it would.

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by soufianeSoufiane / February 5, 2016 1:28 AM PST
In reply to: Unlikely.

Thank you for your answer,
I'm working on a project that require a working similar to connecting 2 or multiple USB Internet Modems to just one PC and make them work all together at the same time. That's why i want to know if it's possible to make two modems work simultaneously.
If we used a virtual machine can they work each one on a machine, one on the real and the other on the virtual ?

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Let's look at say VirtualBox.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2016 9:46 AM PST
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In virtualbox you can have the OS inside use a specific USB connection and all the drivers and such are in that VM. As such this setup could with each VM use one USB modem per VM

I know this is awful but you must master this area. That is, I can only write that works but not write a tutorial about it.

Example. For years I eeked out more use from my USB Microscope using this method. The HOST OS didn't have drivers so I know this works.

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Re: 2 modems
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 4, 2016 1:16 PM PST
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(NT) Yeah, I like to know why also.
by Oldartq / February 4, 2016 1:42 PM PST
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