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September 13, 2004 11:56:42 PM

Well by the title, yall most likely have guessed that I am a 56k jockey, its sad but true. A few months ago I had probs in regards to dial-up connection speed prob that I was having, and many thanxz to those who replied. As a result I am back to a 'normal' speed of 45.2
There seems to be this concept lodged in the back of my head called 'bonding modems', which would in effect double my connection speed, cuz of 2 modems acting as 1 . As a gamer I am greatly interested in doing this, but have no idea what to watch-out for, so I guess I am asking if anybody has done this with success or knows of a FAQ I can read. I say FAQ cuz I already have '?'s, let alone what is 'step one '
Thanxz for the eye-ball time

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September 14, 2004 12:43:50 AM

If possible just get a broadband connection, it would be cheaper, faster, and you would get better latency. If you are out of range of broadband then this would help a little, more the download speed than the latency for games though.
Here are a few links about it, one is more recent than the other:
<A HREF="http://www.homenethelp.com/sharing/modem.asp" target="_new">http://www.homenethelp.com/sharing/modem.asp&lt;/A>
<A HREF="http://www.demon.net/helpdesk/connection/winxpdualbond...." target="_new">http://www.demon.net/helpdesk/connection/winxpdualbond....;/A>
There are many more but I won't post em all here. Just type dialup modem bonding in google :) 

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September 14, 2004 12:30:47 PM

BTW, pairing up modesm (or even broadband connections) doesn't increase speed for just one stream. It only comes into play when you're working with more than one socket, in that case it channels them out one or the other based on a round robin algorithm. So to put it another way, if you're downloading a 10 mb file it won't download any faster but if you're downloading 2 10 mb files they will each be able to arrive at the connection speed of the modem, rather than half the speed.

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September 15, 2004 2:51:41 PM

thats not true, there is a method, used to be called shotgunning. where you could double your upload and download speed with two modems and two phonelines of course.

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September 15, 2004 3:14:28 PM

how is that done? There must be some extra field on the IP header that they indicate the packets are for the same socket or something?

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September 15, 2004 3:36:56 PM

oh wait. maybe it's similar to how they break up FTP or HTTP downloads with some of the fancy apps.

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September 15, 2004 4:00:43 PM

its some protocal that has to be supported by your isp. it never caught on cause it wasnt practical to have two phone lines dedicated to an internet connection just for double speed. your isp also had to support it, since it required two of the isps modems it never caught on.

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September 15, 2004 4:23:19 PM

oh, OK that makes sense.

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September 16, 2004 12:02:09 AM

Again my thanxz to yall for your input, especially that clarification in regards to gaming, seems I still have to wait out here in the sticks for an ISP to come and unshackle me from my 56k
Peace yall

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