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    I remember something in a post ages and ages ago about using two dialup modems to call the same ISP to increase bandwidth...any one know anything about this? I am sooooo sick of being stuck at 28.8 that I am willing to try it out and see what happens....

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    Yes, it can be done-shotgunning-I think they call it. Personally, I do not know exactly how though, mainly because I DO know that most ISP's will shut U off if they catch it, or at least send you a nasty "don't do that" letter. Why, don't really know, probaly something to do with bandwidth. And, their MAY be some ISP's that don't care. That's all I NO bout it.
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    there was a thread on this very topic about a month or 2 ago I think..you may want to search for it...it's more typing than I care to do right now to explain it again

    simply put, you need to modems, 2 seperate phone lines and have them both dial the same phone number

    but Poor Man's ISDN, or Shotgunning, or whatever you want to call it is frowned upon by most ISP's and you may or may not get a warning before they fine you or drop you as a customer

    just do a quick search on Google for 'shotgunning modems' or something if you don't find the old threads here
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    thanks....I will give it a shot..and screw the ISP's they are doing nothing to upgrade the service in this area so it serves em right..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheeZmonZter
    and screw the ISP's they are doing nothing to upgrade the service in this area so it serves em right..
    some Net service is better than no service isn't it? if this ISP drops you I hope you have another one you can go to :)
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    Plenty of ISP's here, I currently use MSN which I doubt would be interested in letting me use two ports.....but I dont have to stay with them....there are prolly about 20 or so in town to choose from, plus the big national companies such as MSN and ATT...I am jsut sooooooo sick of being stuck at slower, than granny driving with a cell phone stuck to her ear, that I am pretty much willing to do anything!!!!

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    2 main points here;
    1.) the modems have to support shotgunning
    2.) the ISP has to support shotgunning

    either of those 2 items are not compatible with shotgunning, it is not going to happen.
    simple as that.

    It's not a question so much of, does the ISP like it. It is a question of, does the ISP's hardware support it.

    If it is set up to do so, it seems reasonable to assume that they allow it - but, check with them first.
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    I know...I am starting to call the ISP's in my area to see if any of them support it or not. Its something that I thought about doing ages ago but never looked into it further. I now know that MSN does not support it!

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    I daresay that list of 20+ ISP's is going to get whittled down mighty fast.

    Good luck to you:)
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    Let us know what you find out. I am curious. If the ISP's find it legal, I might consider paying for 2 accounts to do shotgunning. Also I read somewhere that a company called "Diamond" or Diamond modems or something like that used 2 make some of the best shotgunning modems. In that same article, I remember that "soft" modems will kill your computer & USRob./3COM modems don't work. This is 2nd-hand info though & a couple years old. Let us know.
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