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Re: Dual ADSL modems

On Mon, Aug 13, 2007 at 05:15:13PM +0200, Robert Waldner wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Aug 2007 16:45:37 +1000, Julian De Marchi writes:
> >What I want to setup is a redundancy for my ADSL connection. Here is the 
> >scenario.
> >
> >I have 1 ADSL connection with a subnet of 8 ips. My ADSL modem sometime 
> >*freezes* or *drops out* for no reason. I have setup a dial in 
> >connection so I can software reboot the modem, but what I would like to 
> >have is two ADSL modems. This way when one drops out, the other can kick 
> >in with out affecting emails, hosting and so on.
> >
> >I know you can not run two adsl connections on the same line, and this 
> >is not what I would like to achieve.
> How'd you do that physically? The copper wire can only run into one 
>  modem at a time. It _is_ imaginable to whack something together with 
>  Lego MindStorm or the likes that un- and re-plugs the wire, and I'd be 
>  very much amused to see it done, but I doubt it'd be a, hmm, practical 
>  solution.

Normal telephone splitter at socket, 2 ADSL filters plugged in to
splitter, ADSL modem plugged in to each splitter (not rocket science!).

Brett Parker

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