Internet setup 2 different accounts same ISP

D-link / Dsl 2500u
April 20, 2010 at 00:21:06
Specs: Windows XP
Hi i have one isp but want to run two different services provided by them.I have a user name and password for each service. One of the services is up and running. This is ADSL broadband Thank you,

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#1
April 20, 2010 at 00:33:46
If you have two different accounts with this ISP then you are going to need two different telephones lines. You can only run one DSL service at a time on one telephone line otherwise you would get into serious synchronisation problems.

Just a warning, if you are intending to use these two separate services together in order to double your bandwidth, forget it, it wont work.

You could share the two different services between different computers on your LAN, but that needs extra equipment with load balancing facilities.

Stuart


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#2
April 20, 2010 at 00:59:59
Hi Stuart thank you for your fast reply. I will not be running them at the same time, but would like to use them at different times for different reasons. I was hoping to select either one as i started my internet session.
Mike.

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#3
April 20, 2010 at 01:27:01
You would probably still need two separate telephone lines, two Modems and a router with two WAN ports.

You would be best contacting your ISP and asking them if what you propose is possible. It all depends on how they have there user authorisation system configured. Don't forget that with DSL, user authorisation is done within the Modem. At best you would need to reconfigure your Modem every time you wanted to use the other service.

Stuart


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#4
April 20, 2010 at 02:23:57
Hi Stuart thanks again for the reply, I will contact my isp and ask them.
Mike

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#5
April 20, 2010 at 23:30:35
Hi Stuart I only changed my Password and user name in the router and was able to run the other service but to run the original I must go into the router and do the same with the other Password and User name. All works well but what a bind. I am told if I set up bridging in the router (I think I know how to do this) and configure the computer (I don't know how to do this) then I can switch much easier. My router is a d-link DSL-2500U. HELP PLEASE
Mike

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#6
April 21, 2010 at 05:23:56
I don't think bridging or any configuration in the computer is going to make any difference. Somewhere along the line you are going to need both sets of credentials for both accounts and unless you have a two WAN router, only one set of credentials can be stored at a time. There is nowhere in the computer where this can be done, it is all done in the Modem.

What you really need is something like this:

http://www.virtualaccess.com/index....

Stuart


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#7
April 21, 2010 at 14:45:30
Two routers, one additional small HUB and one modem, and you'll get it to work.

Connection is like this:
Router_1 (WAN)<--> HUB <--> Modem
Router_2 (WAN)<--> HUB <--> Modem
You need only one cable from the HUB to the modems LAN port and you only need one Modem but two routers.

Router_1 and Router_2 are linked together also by wire from LAN port to LAN port.

Router_1:
IP address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Username and password for the first account at your ISP.

Router_2
IP address: 192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Username and password for the second account at your ISP.

PC or notebook must have manual configured IP address like this:
IP address: 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
And now the thing, you have to change, depending on which account you'd like to use:
Default gateway: 192.168.1.1 (for the first ISP account)
DNS: 192.168.1.1 (for the first ISP account)
Default gateway: 192.168.1.2 (for the second ISP account)
DNS: 192.168.1.2 (for the second ISP account)

That's it, and it works.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#8
April 21, 2010 at 15:28:10
Not sure why you need two routers. You can get just one router and configure the WAN port to be DHCP not static. Then hook it into a HUB like said and then hook two DSL modems into the hub. Configure the separate RADIUS authentications on each modem and then you simply plug in the power to the modem you want to use when you want to use it. One Phone line with a splitter, no filter of course and one router. Seems simple to me.

Phone Line -> Spliter -> Modem1  -> Hub -> Router
                      -> Modem2 ->

Like said above it would be way easier with two phone lines. You could configure static routes for your different servers that way.


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#9
April 21, 2010 at 15:39:16
ace_omega

The only difference between your configuration and mine is, you do the defferent RADIUS authentications on modem and have to plug either modem 1 or modem 2.

I make the authentication through the routers and do not have to unplug something, but only have to change the default gateway and dns server settings, which can also be done by a simple script.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#10
April 21, 2010 at 23:41:04
Hi thank you for all the advice I will investigate all the options.
Mike

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