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« on: January 05, 2004, 01:03:34 PM »

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I amm trying to connect a second internal 56k modem to my pc.  Every time I install the second modem, one of them stops working.  I get the port is being used by another application error.  I have disabled(as far as I can tell) all of the fax and voice programs that I have.  I have tried different ports(com ports) and I have installed the modem I different slots on my board.  I have been reading everything and have had no luck finding anything related to this.  I live in an area that slow dial-up is my only option for a net connection.  I am not sure if my ISP supports multilink but I have two different ISP's.  There are no conflicts in device manager and both modems show that they are turned on and working properly.  But the second modem never even makes a sound.

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2004, 03:10:01 AM »

Binding Modems

Note - This method works on Win98 and above, but it will only work on Win95 if you download DUN 1.3.

Binding modems simply means you're running two modems in tandem to give yourself more bandwidth. They don't have to be the same brand or speed. This is sometimes also called "the poor man's ISDN", as binding 2 56k modems will give about the same bandwidth. To do this you'll need:

- Two modems
- Two phone lines
- An ISP that lets you dial in the same account twice (for modem binding purposes)
- Patience

Open your Dial-Up Networking Folder, and right-click on your Dial-Up connection. Choose Properties, and then go to the Multilink tab. Select 'Use additional devices', and then add your second modem to the list. Select it, click Edit, and configure it to dial the correct numbers, etc.

Now try starting up your connection, and if it works, you should now have a much faster connection - for pretty cheap, too.

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