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morbidpete
01-07-07, 12:07 AM
now i think that the ip addys are given out bassed on the mac addy of the modem so i am only allowed to connect one modem. but with the amount of users in this house all using P2P and gaming. the max speed offered by cox dosnt cut it. i heard a hwile back that for an additional charge. you can connect another modem and have 2 hsi lines. is that true?

YeOldeStonecat
01-07-07, 12:16 AM
i heard a hwile back that for an additional charge. you can connect another modem and have 2 hsi lines. is that true?

You can have several individual broadband accounts and, depending on what you use for a firewall/router/ICS device...you can "load balance them".

Some ISPs allow multiple IP addresses through a single modem.

There are also some routers that support multiple WAN ports, so you can take a cable modem or two, or a cable modem and an DSL modem, or other combinations...and plug them into several WAN/Internet ports on a higher end router...and provide load balancing performance for the network

Some linux routers support this feature too. ;) I'm not sure...I don't think IPCop does..but I'm pretty sure Endian does, and pfsense...

morbidpete
01-07-07, 02:49 PM
not looking for load balancing. just we need another account. for just me and my buddie. we download like the internet is going to die tomorrow XD

ace
01-07-07, 08:27 PM
As long as your willing to pay for the second modem and service you can have that. I dont see it often but I do see it every now and again.

morbidpete
01-08-07, 02:02 AM
awsome, that what i wanted to hear. already have the second modem (bought out from cox) gunna get it turned on tommorow.