Solved Two ISP (cable & DSL) on one computer

December 6, 2011 at 21:19:27
Specs: Windows 7, 3GHz/2Gb
Two networks, one computer: Further to the very useful discussion posted here last year (?), I have a cable modem and an ISDN modem, from two ISPs coming into my residence. I absolutely don't want to give up my 25-year-old email address (business reasons), provided by the ISDN (relatively slow) provider, but I also want to be able to use the Cablevision provider because the download speeds are awesome!
I have disconnected the ethernet connection from my home network (4 other computers) and am using the WiFi link on a USB adapter. It works, but, because it's the ISDN link, it's relatively slow. Is there any way I can plug my ethernet connection back in for use by my browsers, and direct my Outlook to only access the Wifi link?
Modems are: Cable - Cisco; ISDN - generic modem feeding an Apple Airport Extreme.

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December 7, 2011 at 06:02:27
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Afraid not. Wireless and ethernet just won't work on the same computer both at the same time because of resource conflicts and the fact that no version of Windows can cope with both being active at the same time.

Windows will automatically disable one or the other when it detects both.

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December 7, 2011 at 06:44:18
You could put in a dual wan port router to handle the two connections.

You don't have to have the isdn connection to use the email address. You can access your isdn email via the other connection

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December 7, 2011 at 10:27:58
An alternative is to have the isdn accessed by a machine for business mail only, Who hosts you business mail account? If not by the isp that provides the isdn, you should be able to access it from another isp.

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December 7, 2011 at 15:04:56
Thanks all, that's pretty much what I though would or would not work, and I'm making do!

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