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Dual Modems in Win98

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Here are the questions:
1. Do I need to change the IRQ settings for any of the installed modems or Win98 will automatically do it?

2. Everyone says that my ISP should support dual login for this to work.  Can I dial into two different ISPs?

3. Any more info?  Appreciate it.
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Here is what I have:

There are two ways to do it.

One uses Diamond's Shotgun technology. Shotgun
was a propriety technology that required a
shotgun compatible ISP. One or two of our
correspondents use Shotgun, but they didn't
seem terribly happy with it. Maybe that's why
Diamond doesn't seem to be selling shotgun
anymore. Ramp Networks makes a dual-modem box
for SOHO's called WebRamp.
http://www.webramp.com/ that does the same
thing using standard modem bonding technology.

You're probably best of using Windows 98's
built-in multilink capability. Here's what you
need: two modems (they don't have to be the
same make), two phone lines, and a cooperative
ISP.

Todd writes: "Your ISP's equipment must be
configured to correctly support this so that
when you log in the second time, it doesn't
give you a second IP address -- it will simply
bond your second connection with the first in
their modem chassis (I am a former network
engineer for an ISP so I have seen it work from
both sides.)"

Your ISP will likely charge you more for this
capability - anything ranging from $4/month to
$20/month. At least two national ISP's support
multilinking. Netcom charges $10 per month.
Earthlink also offers multilink connections.

To setup a multilink connection in Windows 98
right click on your dial-up networking
connection, select Properties, click on the
Multilink tab and click the Use Additional
Devices tab. Add your second modem to the list
and you're done.

Keith uses four modems simultanteously using
software from Midpoint. http://www.midcore.com/

Got this from Call for Help on ZDTV.

I guess it will work with 2 ISP's, never tried it though.
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by:akhaligh
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The most clear answer that I ever got from someone on this site.  Thank you and enjoy the 50 points.
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Glad to help
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