Anyone doing dual WAN connections?

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This is probably best addressed with a spare router if you have any kind of authentication or manual configuration required (primarily name servers). This is perhaps the most high-maintenance approach from an end-user standpoint. If both services support DHCP (perhaps becoming more common), you wouldn't have to do anything other than switching which modem is connected to the WAN port.

If you're using a gateway on one side or the other, you're probably going to regret having got out of bed that day.
I was thinking more along the lines of having a separate SSID for the secondary ISP. If my wife needs to work, and primary ISP is down, all she has to do is connect to the other SSID.
 

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I was thinking more along the lines of having a separate SSID for the secondary ISP. If my wife needs to work, and primary ISP is down, all she has to do is connect to the other SSID.
So she is connecting wirelessly and that you have two live routers already?
 

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Anything you add probably isn't going to be as fussy as the AT&T gateway so I don't imagine it will be a problem.

You may (or may not) find that Spectrum has better uptime than AT&T does.

It isn't clear from their website whether or not Spectrum offers residential static IP. I'm thinking you would need a business account if static IP is important (some enterprises demand it because their chosen road warrior portals are so grotesquely insecure).
 

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Anything you add probably isn't going to be as fussy as the AT&T gateway so I don't imagine it will be a problem.

You may (or may not) find that Spectrum has better uptime than AT&T does.

It isn't clear from their website whether or not Spectrum offers residential static IP. I'm thinking you would need a business account if static IP is important (some enterprises demand it because their chosen road warrior portals are so grotesquely insecure).
Don't need a static IP. Right now, I am fighting with Spectrum because I ordered service on their website for $44.95 and now they are telling me it is going to be $64.99 on the appointment confirmation. :mad:
 

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Don't need a static IP. Right now, I am fighting with Spectrum because I ordered service on their website for $44.95 and now they are telling me it is going to be $64.99 on the appointment confirmation.
Are you now, or have you ever been, a Charter/TWC/Spectrum subscriber? They may be trying to play the "you're not eligible for an introductory offer because you're a returning customer" card.
 

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Are you now, or have you ever been, a Charter/TWC/Spectrum subscriber? They may be trying to play the "you're not eligible for an introductory offer because you're a returning customer" card.
Yes, but it has been 2.5 years since I was, and it was at another address. I told them to cancel the install unless they want to give me the price I based my purchase decision on from their website. I'm half tempted to turn them into the state AG. That is bait and switch.

I discovered I could get a 25Mb VDSL2 connection from Frontier for $35, so I might do that, not that I want to deal with Frontier.
 

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