Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

2 posts

Wannabe Geek

Topic # 57757 23-Feb-2010 23:05
Send private message

hi, i am having some trouble with family over internet so i am wondering if it is possible to get 2 phone lines in the same house aswell as a different broadband provider on each line?


Create new topic
220 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 80

  Reply # 301688 23-Feb-2010 23:13
Send private message

yes, I have done this for several years - not once have both of the connections been down at once which is also nice. :) unless you find a naked dsl plan you like, you will be forced to pay for another landline of course.

2 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 301689 23-Feb-2010 23:16
Send private message

yea thats what im looking in to to pay the extra phone bill, thank you for the fast reply:)


513 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Kiwi Dev Studios

  Reply # 301691 23-Feb-2010 23:33
Send private message

what would be better, is having both routers connected to a linux box and multiplexing them both - double the speed and bandwidth! if i had that here - would be 28Mbps down, 2Mbps up (14Mbps each down, 1Mbps up). noice!

twitter/ NZCoderGuy / KiwiDevStudios

Kiwi Dev Studios

220 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 80

  Reply # 301731 24-Feb-2010 08:25
Send private message

I use 2x Cisco 877s with HSRP so if ppp goes down on either link the other takes over in an almost seamless manner (tho MSN and so on disconnect and reconnect).

One connection is Maxnet Naked DSL 100GB and the other is Telecom Big Time. I route the stuff that goes fast over bigtime (ie youtube and most http), and everything else over Maxnet. Quite a nice combination :)

8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386


  Reply # 301818 24-Feb-2010 14:47
Send private message

While those are some interesting solutions, especially portunus... the real question is what problems are you have lpfaint43... data usage problems or speed/performance problems?

Speed/performance problems caused by multiple users can probably be solved with one off cost of ~$100 for cheap router/gateway that runs Tomato or DD-WRT and with some sensible QoS settings.

If the problem is data usage you can look at various ways to recording everyones GB usage and get them to pay their share.

A lot cheaper than having a whole 2nd ADSL connection.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25

New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48

Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48

Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price
Posted 27-Feb-2018 16:27

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted 26-Feb-2018 07:00

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05

One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58

New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56

Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43

Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27

2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.