Hi, I have two comuters and one phone line/nuber. I was wondering if there is an easy way where I can have them both on the internet (They don't have to be on the internet at the smae time). Will a telephone socket doubler do the trick? what will?
Kool_Pete, i am the same as you both can connect, mine,s is in the lounge, with a 3 point connector, only a £1 0r 2 one for my pc, and house telephone, my little girls is in her bedroom, and connect,s at differnt times but leads through to the lounge with an extension cable about 20 ft long,
"WHY CAN' BOTH CONNECT TO MY ISP AT ONCE SINCE THEYRE CALLING THE SAME NUMBER"
That's a bit like saying, someones on the 'phone, why can't I pick up another 'phone and dial a number - You can't because the line is in use - and that's how telephone lines work.
As has been said - you can do it if you connect the computers together, as a network, and get access through one modem only. Though on a dial-up line, it would be somewhat slow if both computers were getting data at the same time.
No you cant, if say your lounge phone dailed the internet, and then say someone picked up another phone in say your kitchen, you would an awful hissing sound ie: the internet sound, as you say it would be listening in but that is what you would get, if your on the net now go pick up your phone and listen in !! it,s not possible to get two comp,s connecetd to the net unless you network them,on one phone line that is, you would inother word,s have too get your exchange to set you up with another phoneline ie: a second phone number, and set up an isp account for each phone number, on 56k dailup. that is unless you net work both pc,s, ps and as paperman27 said each single phone line can only take a rem of 4 phone,s the more you have hooked up will weaken your connection.
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