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By scottacleveland ·
Is it posible for me to buy 2 dsl modems and link a home pc to the office?

I am thinking this would work similar to using two phone modems to link a home pc to the office only with a better connection.

I just whant to know how hard this would be before I invest in the equipment.

Both computers involved are windows xp boxes.

Thank you for your help.

Scott Cleveland

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by TheChas In reply to WAN via DSL modem....

Unlike a dial-up modem, you cannot direct connect between 2 DSL modems.

I believe your best option would be to set up a VPN between the 2 PCs using the DSL connections.

Be sure to check with your ISP as to upload limitations.
The business address will likely need a commercial DSL account.
Both will need SDSL if there are large data transfers involved, as ADSL usually has a lower upload rate.

Chas

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by scottacleveland In reply to WAN via DSL modem....

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by mrjay67 In reply to WAN via DSL modem....

DSL is fairly quick especially compared to 56K modems there is no contest. You are not going to get a speed increase even if you could tie in 2 DSL modems. Just create a VPN between home and work and you should be fine. You will just need public addresses to reach each other. XP should have built in VPN abilities. If there is already special VPN software your company is using than go with that. It shouldnt matter to much what kind of connections each place has. The only difference may be in transfer speeds.

To answer simply: Its really not necessary to do what your asking.

If you have a car that does 100 miles an hour it wont matter how many lanes of open freeway there are. It still will only go 100. With broadband your speed is optimal your only adding more lanes by tying to add a second modem. The only use i could see if it was even feasable is if you had many, many large documents to pull down. If its only a few docs regardless of size one connection is plenty.

hopethis adds a little more insight,

Jason

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by scottacleveland In reply to WAN via DSL modem....

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by Todd Kimbrell In reply to WAN via DSL modem....

Yes,
You can use two DSL modems to connect remote locations, since you would prefer two way 24hour connections, procure business class dsl for both office and home with static IP addresses. And for enhanced security, buy a SOHO Firewall again for each site. I have done this succesfully for years now and it works well.

Best Regards,

Todd Kimbrell

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