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#1 12 years ago

My routers are in the top floor of my house, and a family member wants internet access in a shed outside. The wireless network works only indoors, and I've tried using a Linksys wireless network booster to no avail. There is a phone line in the shed, but there is a modem already plugged into my phone line on the top floor.

I was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to have two modems on one phone line (i.e. one phone number) using the same ISP, but which are totally independant of each other (not on the same network). If there were two modems on one line, would they 'clash' if they were used at the same time?

The last option is using this system where internet is sent through the power signal using two adapters, but they are about £100 each so I would rather not.

Thanks.




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#2 12 years ago

No idea, why not call your ISP and ask?




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#3 12 years ago

Just get a wireless router that connects up to 4 computers close by you.




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#4 12 years ago
Vash2000Just get a wireless router that connects up to 4 computers close by you.

That isn't gonna help - he already has one.

To be honest Revan, I'm not sure. Have you tried directional aerials with your network? It depends on the distance obviously, but they can give a massive boost to the signal strength.




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#5 12 years ago

You can use phone cable spliter you know the one that you can have two phones on the same line get that kind of thing and it will work




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#6 12 years ago
Smith_No idea, why not call your ISP and ask?[/quote] I, and most average humans, know more than the fags that are ISP help centres. Besides, they just speak what their handbook tells them to say, not their own opinion.
Bs|ArchaonTo be honest Revan, I'm not sure. Have you tried directional aerials with your network? It depends on the distance obviously, but they can give a massive boost to the signal strength.
My house is more than a hundred years old - the walls are extremely thick - wireless signals bearly cover the inside of the house, let alone 25 meters outside. I tried that booster aerial from Linksys, who are owned by highly-respected Cisco Systems, and that didn't work well enough. Forget about trying to get a wireless signal to the shed - it's either some very long wires, this modem thing I'm talking about or the expensive mains adaptors. [quote=BrontoX]You can use phone cable spliter you know the one that you can have two phones on the same line get that kind of thing and it will work

I thought about that, but as I said, I don't know whether or not this will cause packets to clash with each other when two modems were sending seperate signals, believing they are both the single user on the phone line.




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#7 12 years ago

Hmmm... than ask someone at a specialized shop to come and test it for you




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#8 12 years ago

Erm, as far as I am aware you can only use one ADSL modem per line, since if two modems attempt to use the same line frequency they will clash - just as if you tried to make a voice call whilst using a 56k modem.




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#9 12 years ago

Well, when I was having problems with my internet connection is was because a phone was plugged in to the same phone line as my ADSL modem, without the splitter thing. And I kept on getting randomly disconnected.

I'd assume that same type of thing would happen if you put another ADSL modem on the same line.