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My DSL modem has 4 ports. Is it possible to hook two DSL lines to my PC? and if it is would it help in any way?

I know this may seem very noob,but I have a 5 cables sitting here and extra ports on the modem and on my pc.
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no, it would not increase the speed.

your limited by the speed of the cable.
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It wouldn't. Ethernet is faster than DSL so by adding another cable you'd just be adding another 100 megabits of unused bandwidth between you and the router.
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ah....well so much for brainstorming.

I'm constantly getting timed out. I have changed the settings to the modem to NOT auto timeout after a certain period of time. I have checked all the other setting to my Actiontec modem, I have called verizon about the issue and they are completely clueless and useless.

I'm paying for 3M-5M and I have never seen 3M yet after 2 years of service.
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ah....well so much for brainstorming.

I'm constantly getting timed out. I have changed the settings to the modem to NOT auto timeout after a certain period of time. I have checked all the other setting to my Actiontec modem, I have called verizon about the issue and they are completely clueless and useless.

I'm paying for 3M-5M and I have never seen 3M yet after 2 years of service.
How old is your router? We couldn't get past 1.5\\2 and the connection kept dropping, but we bought a new ADSL2+ compliant router and the speed jumped to 4\\5 and the connection doesn't drop.

I'm not saying go out and buy a router, borrow one off a friend for an hour or so and see if the connection speed goes up.
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no, it would not increase the speed.

your limited by the speed of the cable.
exactly
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exactly
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no, it would not increase the speed.

your limited by the speed of the cable.
actually you are limited by your isp not by a cable if your isp allows for 1.5 mbps bandwidth no matter how many connections you have the most you will get is 1.5mbps bandwidth
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How old is your router? We couldn't get past 1.5\\2 and the connection kept dropping, but we bought a new ADSL2+ compliant router and the speed jumped to 4\\5 and the connection doesn't drop.

I'm not saying go out and buy a router, borrow one off a friend for an hour or so and see if the connection speed goes up.
It's about 2-2 1/2 years old.
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post #10 of 15
what if u have 2 different internet connections? would it work then?
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