Can I use two dsl routers in the same phone line?

hezuo

hezuo

New Member
#1
is there any way to use two dsl routers on the same phone line? (what about simultaneously) The fact is that I wanna share my dsl line with a friend who lives in a far room, but i don't want her to enter in my place to turn on the router when she wants to use the internet connection (because i have to turn it off when i'm out) .
is there other way she can access to internet using my line but without having to depend on my router? Thank you for helping
 
Tuttle

Tuttle

Resident Cynic
#2
You can only have one DSL modem active on a phone line at once.

Why do you think you need to turn your router off when you're out?
 
Midknyte

Midknyte

Caffeine Fiend
#3
Tuttle said:
You can only have one DSL modem active on a phone line at once.

Why do you think you need to turn your router off when you're out?
what he said. there is no reason to turn off the router. DSL and Cable are meant to be "always on". you're making it harder than it has to be. :p
 
kaulbach

kaulbach

Mostly Harmless
#4
They may have a "Lite" account or something similar where they pay for overages and want to turn the modem off to prevent bandwidth theft.

At any rate by empirical experimentation I have found it seems to make no difference if you have 1 or 2 DSL modems attached to a single line, although if both are running on at the same time the second one powered up will take a while to sync. Also they can't be assigning the same DHCP pool or be the same IP for gateway, but thats the same as having any two routers in the same network. Most DSL ISPs allow 2 concurrent logins...one is supposed to be for dialup access but since they generally go to the same authentication server it lets you do this by DSL as well.
 
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networkme

New Member
#5
They may have a "Lite" account or something similar where they pay for overages and want to turn the modem off to prevent bandwidth theft.

At any rate by empirical experimentation I have found it seems to make no difference if you have 1 or 2 DSL modems attached to a single line, although if both are running on at the same time the second one powered up will take a while to sync. Also they can't be assigning the same DHCP pool or be the same IP for gateway, but thats the same as having any two routers in the same network. Most DSL ISPs allow 2 concurrent logins...one is supposed to be for dialup access but since they generally go to the same authentication server it lets you do this by DSL as well.
Hi Kaulbach,

Your post gave me hope. I am trying to get internet to a room where wifi doesn't reach, and where cabling, a second dsl line, or power line are not options. But there's a dsl phone jack all set up. I wonder if you could give a bit more info on this? So, a modem may work if i change the DHCP pool and IP? Any pointers on doing that? Am not a tech whiz, but i can get into the modem gateway.

thanks,
 
SpywareDr

SpywareDr

Member
#6
But there's a dsl phone jack all set up.
1) This thread is 8 years old.

2) How do you know that DSL phone jack is "all set up"? Just because there is a telephone jack there doesn't mean the service is actually turned On and working. Plug a regular old telephone into it and see if you hear a dial tone. If you don't, you'll need to call your telephone company and have them: 1) activate telephone service on that line, and 2) activate DSL on that line as well. Of course they'll now be sending you a monthly bill for both of these services. :(
 
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networkme

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1) This thread is 8 years old.

2) How do you know that DSL phone jack is "all set up"? Just because there is a telephone jack there doesn't mean the service is actually turned On and working. Plug a regular old telephone into it and see if you hear a dial tone. If you don't, you'll need to call your telephone company and have them: 1) activate telephone service on that line, and 2) activate DSL on that line as well. Of course they'll now be sending you a monthly bill for both of these services. :(
Hi,

I have dsl internet set up. I cannot get a second DSL line because there are no more available in my area. I want to use the phone jack in the new office to hook up a modem/router/repeater to give internet to that room as well. But everyone says you can't have two modems on one DSL line.

thanks
 

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