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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-28-2015, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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I have frontier broadband @ 6mbps or something because I live in the middle of nowhere and that is what I can get.

With Ds's xbox connected to it via Ethernet cable and our desktop connected via cable, I now have 4 smart phones and 1 laptop that are competing for the internet. To say shit is slow is an understatement.

I chatted with frontier, and I have the best package available in my area. They offered to send me a second modem, which I can pay 15.99 a month for to increase my bandwidth.

Will this actually help? If I have slow as shit internet, how is a second modem going to help me? I replaced the router and modem last year, and still have the old modem. can I just hook that one up?
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It won't. I have Frontier dsl, too. They just want your money.

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What are your actual speeds? have you run a speed test? http://www.speedtest.net/

a second modem would only work if you also had a second line going into it.
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Unless they give you more bandwidth, you'll still be competing for it between your devices. However, if your router can't handle the load of all the devices, it might help.

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thanks! I didn't think it sounded right. I need to get a better service provider. rural living has its advantages and disadvantages. This is definitely a disadvantage.
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Could the smart phones use their data plan instead of wifi?

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thanks! I didn't think it sounded right. I need to get a better service provider. rural living has its advantages and disadvantages. This is definitely a disadvantage.
If your like we are, there isn't anything else. Comcast is a quarter mile from my house but because we live in a dirt road with a county drain cutting through at one point, no cable Internet for us! It stinks! My son gets so mad playing xbox because he is always a half step behind in games.

And if you use heavy like we do, you will use all of your mobile data in a hot minute.

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