2 DSL Lines?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by p71, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. p71 macrumors member

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    Hello Everyone -

    I need to see if I can get 2 DSL Lines at my house (Residential Area). I do file hosting from my house on my DSL line, however my internet is far slower then 56kps. So what I need to know is if I can run 2 DSL Modems and 2 Services (Maybe even same service) I use Verizon DSL. I DON'T Want them bridged as it will keep my network slow, I want each one to have its own IP Address. Is this possible??

    How do I go about that, I know I need a new router and modem too, what else should I know if this is at all possible.

    I'd settle for a Cable and DLS system too

    I REALLY Need some advice here ; )
     
  2. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

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    Clovis, California
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    Yeah you just need 2 phone lines going into your house each having their own number. Then just set up a separate account for each one. You'll have 2 email addresses that way too. Only thing is though, I think you'll have to pay for 2 accounts.
     
  3. Hummer macrumors 65816

    Hummer

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    Exact thing he said. As well as paying for the two DSL accounts you'll have to pay for the additional phone line.
     
  4. beatsme macrumors 65816

    beatsme

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    if you're doing file hosting, your main issue is your uplink speed, in which case you might be better off adding a cable setup. I have verizon DSL and I get 1.5M down but only 384K up, which is good enough for gaming but not much else. I think a regular household cable modem can offer up to 512K uplink speeds (it might be higher these days, since I'm quoting from memory), which is probably about as good as you're going to get unless you switch to SDSL or T-1.

    anyway, if you use both lines and set up a bursting configuration on your server(s) you should get a decent speed bump. Of course, the downside with cable is that you share bandwidth with the neighborhood...

    EDIT: also, adding cable might be cheaper. You're probably already paying for cable TV, yea? Adding internet service would probably cost less than adding another phone line/DSL account.
     

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