View Full Version : Two Seperate DSL Lines = More Bandwidth?
04-29-2002, 05:39 PM
When I go home for the summer I will be getting my own DSL line on my own phone. My parents already have DSL set up on thier phone line. Can we create a network and increase the overall bandwidth ? If so how?
04-30-2002, 06:34 AM
You can load balance between the two, but there is no way (that I know of) to combine the bandwidth. You're going out two different paths, so you can't combine that into one.
You can, however, set up a load balancer that will direct traffic to the least used connection. With this setup, you will notice a speed increase (versus a single connection) once you have more than 20-25 people using your network. In other words, save your $50/mo and leech off of your parent's DSL.
04-30-2002, 12:56 PM
You'd be better off upgrading the one dsl line to a business line for more bandwith on the single line.
04-30-2002, 01:04 PM
I have always wondered the same( exept one DSL and one Cable ), I was thinking with two routers it could be done, turn off DHCP on one... Also a Lunix box should be able to to it as well, but I am not sure
04-30-2002, 01:16 PM
like everyone here said, theres no way to combine two connections (IE two 1.5mbps connections) and get one really fast connection (3mpbs) since both lines have their own ip addresses. In order to combine two both sides of the line have to support it. Of coarse under normal circumstances just a load balence is enough to see a major improvement.
04-30-2002, 05:04 PM
i would go for the business dsl, but it might be a little more expensive than 2 residential dsl lines.
04-30-2002, 10:21 PM
Thanks for the input.
My parents have the 786Kbps and I will be going with the 1.5Mbps. I only need my connection for three months and they want theirs until something better comes along or until they get sick of it.
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