Can a router increase the speed of a dialup connection?

by on August 13, 2010

Q: I live in a rural area and the only ISP available to me dial-up and extremely slow. Could a router help increase the speed of service I get?

One Response to “Can a router increase the speed of a dialup connection?”
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    Think of your internet connection like a water pipe going to your house. Making the pipes bigger inside your house won’t make you get more water.

    Your only option is to find a faster internet option. This might not be available, and may require some community action.

    Check out to see if you have any options right now.

    And read more on the challenges of rural broadband: