Also known as "shotgun". This means you connect two modems, to two phone lines, and dial-in to your ISP for double the bandwidth of 56k. Most recently some phone companies have capped phone line data transfer at 26400, meaning that if you get two phone lines the second might be slower. It costs quite a bit of money too. The key thing with "shot-gun" is that your ISP MUST support the use of two dial-up modems at once. You must contact your ISP before doing this to avoid extra charges that might result in logging in twice.
One alternative is satellite. Satellite has decent prices and will provide you with good download speeds. The only problem is that the pings are higher than normal 56k which causes problems for gamers. ISDN is another alternative, although it's usually expensive.discussion in dial-up forum
last modified: 2006-07-24 23:54:40