1282Views7Replies

Author Options:

What would happen if I tried to connect two ADSL modems onto the same phone line? Answered

I have two RJ-11 phone outlets and two ADSL modems. I need to have one modem in my office to plug the VOIP box into and the other computer won't accept the Netgear wireless adaptor. I have another modem but I don't want to find out that connecting them in series is like feeding a mogwai after midnight.

Tags:modems

Comments

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
kelseymh
kelseymh

12 years ago

Oh, my God! Whatever you do, don't cross the streams! That would be bad.

0
Flash635
Flash635

Answer 12 years ago

Meh, it's not as if all life as you know it will stop instantaneously and every molecule in your body will explode at the speed of light.

0
frollard
frollard

12 years ago

I talked to my tech support about that because I have 2 modems. They said it would s*** the bed (mogwai style); because they both talk on the same frequency. You need to hook up 1 dsl modem, into a switch, then use the multiple IPs from your isp on nodes plugged into the switch.

Also, just use a gateway/router plugged into the modem - It greatly simplifies things.

0
frollard
frollard

Answer 12 years ago

OR - a telephone line network extender. Plugs into the phone jack(s) at each end, and creates a virtual ethernet connection to both ends. it has a pass-thru for the dsl modem, so you hook modem in 1 room, router to computer, then extender to voip box.

0
lemonie
lemonie

12 years ago

You'd need to have the two machines sharing the same ASDL connection. Can you use a cable if not wireless? L

0
Flash635
Flash635

Answer 12 years ago

I could use cable, I'd need about 25 metres though. I did want the two machines on the same ADSL account, that's no problem.