How to Hook Up Two Modems to One Phone Line

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If you connect to the Internet via landline, the modem for the Internet is most likely built directly into the computer. However, if you want to connect multiple landline modems to a single phone line, you need to have a second connection. Instead of having a technician from the phone company stop by and install a second line, you can add a splitter to the current phone line. This gives you a second jack and allows two different modems the ability to connect to the phone.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Phone-jack splitter
  • 2 phone-line cables

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove the current phone-line cable from the phone jack.

  2. 2

    Connect the phone-line splitter to the phone jack. This gives you two different line connections from the same jack.

  3. 3

    Insert a phone-line cable into each of the two phone-line ports. Push the cable in until you hear a click. Tug on the line gently, and if it does not fall out, it is connected properly.

  4. 4

    Plug the other end of the cables into the Internet modems. As with the other ends of the cables, push these in until you hear a click.

  5. 5

    Power on the computers, and launch your Internet browser. You can now begin surfing the Internet.

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