Does anyone remember shotgunning internet?

Nov 23 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

Okay, so this post is obviously irrelevant to anyone that had no experience with dial up internet or is under the age of 30.  Last night I was talking to my wife about some IT stuff and reminisced on working at a call center during my college days doing some dial up ISP support and came onto the topic of shotgunning.  Shotgunning was where you would use two phone lines to basically double your bandwidth to and from your ISP back in the good (read crappy) old dial up days.  Usually at the call center I dealt with folks that could never get this to work, in their defense shotgunning was a bit difficult, but handy if you could get it up and running.  Especially if you were doing a bunch of file transferring or online gaming (think low lag times).

Anyone else ever heard of or did this?

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