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Thu, Oct 4, 2018 2:10 AM

A question about combining 2 connections

So I live in a small town where the max speed with at&t uverse is 18Mbps down and 1.5Mbps up. They have Mediacom which offers up to 200Mbps down but their connection is not stable one bit, even after buying my own modem.

 

So I did some research about Internet bonding where you can combine 2 connections to combine the bandwidth. From what at&t told me, they allow internet bonding in my town and then a tech called and said they didn't.

 

So I saw these Load Balance Broadband Routers that you can get where you can hook 2 internet connections with 2 modems into this load balance router to get a single IP address and combine the connections. When it's all hooked up and the settings are complete, you can double your bandwidth.

 

So my question is, will that work if a tech is telling me bonding isn't available yet in my town if I go through the load balance broadband router? This 18 down and 1.5 up isn't that great and at least would give me a bit more bandwidth for work at home if I can combine 2 connections from at&t uverse. 

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So I did some research about Internet bonding where you can combine 2 connections to combine the bandwidth. From what at&t told me, they allow internet bonding in my town and then a tech called and said they didn't.

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So my question is, will that work if a tech is telling me bonding isn't available yet in my town if I go through the load balance broadband router?

The only bonding you can do with att is pair bonding.  But that's for a single account (i.e., address) and only if it is possible or available to your specific address.  If att told you can't have a pair bond connection then you cannot.  You certainly cannot combine some other service's internet with your att internet.

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I'm not talking about connecting another internet connection like mediacom with at&t.  I was referring to combinging 2 at&t accounts. If  it was possible to have at&t install a 2nd uverse internet connection and combine it.

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Sorry, miss-understood.  Don't matter though.  You can have only one internet connection to your gateway per account (even if it could be a pair bond) and only one att account per address.  So the answer is still no, you can't do this.

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It's okay. Maybe I worded it wrong to cause the misunderstanding. So if pair bonding isn't available, you're saying I can still only have one account per address? So they can't even install a 2nd line even in someone else's name at the same address so I didn't have to share the 18Mbps down with other devices?

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Correct.  Name doesn't matter, address does. 

 

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