Can you have two modems connect in 1 telephone line?

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hello im asking this question because alot of my family members use 1 router and its so ******* slow i cant even play games even on the midnight they're still awake and my connection is so laggy i was thinking if i can have a private one my sister told me that its impossible for some reason so i have to get

hello im asking this question because alot of my family members use 1 router and its so ******* slow i cant even play games even on the midnight they're still awake and my connection is so laggy i was thinking if i can have a private one my sister told me that its impossible for some reason so i have to get another telephone line and she told me i'd have to pay for it even tho i dont have the money is there a way for me to have my own router connected on that 1 line so i wont have to pay for other 1? sorry if i said something wrong i really just want to play games without internet lag

Best Answer:

zzzzzz: Generally, the answer is NO.

Many years ago I did have two modems working concurrently on my phone line. One was an ADSL (broadband) modem, and the other was a 56 kbps dial up modem from the pre-broadband days. At that time we had no router and only a USB connected ADSL modem. My son had the faster computer and tended to use the ADSL modem, while I used the dial-up modem to connect over the Internet to my office. The dial-up modem locked out the normal phone service when it was in use.

It is not possible to use two dial-up or two ADSL modems on the same line. Some cable or fibre optic ISPs may offer the capability of two of their modems on the same cable, but this would be subject to two ISP contracts, one for the connection to each modem.

The better solution is to have a fast ISP connection and a fast router with multiple Ethernet connections to various computers, games consoles and wireless access points. Fast Ethernet switches may be used to increase the Ethernet connectivity.

If you are playing online games you should not be connecting to the Internet through a WiFi link. WiFi is a shared half-duplex interface that can give erratic performance especially when multiple devices are all using the same network.

Ethernet, particularly fast Ethernet, will give better performance than WiFi. For non-portable devices such as desktop PCs, TVs, TV Catch-up boxes and games consoles Ethernet should be used, with WiFi reserved for portable devices with relatively low bandwidth requirements.

If it is not possible to run Ethernet all the way across the house, you should investigate Powerline network adapters.

I hope this helps.

Other answer:

zzzzzz:
Yes. You would need a new account with your ISP. If its a phone, DSL line than you would need to have a second phone line installed. If it's a cable modem you would need a 2nd cable line. Or you can mix the 2. Have one DSL and one Cable ISP. There are also cellular carriers that office internet services you can get.

Now what is more likely to solve your problem is to improve your connection to your current network. I'm going to make a guess that you're using wifi. Wifi is terrible if you need a fast stable connection. It can cost a lot to have ethernet installed so lets forget that to. I would recommend for you is purchasing a set of Powerline adapters. You install one near your router and the other next to the dervice you need internet for, even a router if you need multiple things connected to it. This will give you a fast, stable connection over anything that wifi can give you. Even the cheapest set I see rated for 150 mbps which is faster than most peoples internet connections so it takes away that bottleneck.

Steve D:
Basically no – and it wouldn't do you any good if you can. The reason you are lagging is not because everyone is using the same router, but rather everyone is using the same line-in. The line itself has a maximum throughput – as more people use that line, the throughput gets divided up into more slices – adding a line splitter and another router does not overcome that problem. The only way to speed up your throughput is by getting a second, dedicated line (in which case you could probably hard wire right to the line and eliminate the router).
Adrian:
No, one modem per phone line. However, most houses have dual phone feeds (4 wires) to the house. If you check with your ISP, you could maybe get a second, dedicated Internet service on the second line. Of course, you have to pay for it…
chrisjbsc:
Yes, you can add your own router. BUT the connection to the Internet is still the same one shared with the rest of the house!! SOMEONE has to pay more for a better / extra phone line and broadband connection.
Undisclosed:
What you need is either :
1. A second router you can put between the first router and the modem
OR
2. The admin password and login for the existing router if it has the features we need.

Then simply prioritize your own traffic in the router settings.

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