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How can I run simultaneous DSL service of different providers using static IP for email systems and

In this response, our expert Lindi Horton answers "How can I run simultaneous DSL service of different providers using static IP for email systems and for backup?"

I am running WIN2K with one DSL connection which has a static IP for an email server; as it is being used for email access, sometimes the DSL service goes down. How can I run simultaneous DSL service (of different providers) with this, keeping in mind that I'm using the static IP for email systems and for backup?

There are a few options that I would suggest you investigate. First, you should invest in a DSL router. Configure the DSL router for sharing addresses between two or more machines. This would allow you to keep the DSL connection up to send data through the internet and serve email at the same time. By configuring a DSL router to share the connection, you can have multiple connections on the backend.

Alternatively, you can also read articles on internet connection sharing within the windows operating system. TechTarget has information that illustrates how Network Address Translation works within the Windows 2000 operating system.

This was last published in November 2006

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