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Internet conncections

My wife has an opportunity to work from home for her employer. However, she must be on a dedicated connection and cannot work through our home network.  I have talked with comcast, and they do not allow 2 modems at one address.  I even offered to pay for another drop to the house for a second connection, but they said they cannot do that.  Can anyone help me get a secure (non-networked) connection and still have our home network available?

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My wife has an opportunity to work from home for her employer. However, she must be on a dedicated connection and cannot work through our home network.  I have talked with comcast, and they do not allow 2 modems at one address.  I even offered to pay for another drop to the house for a second connection, but they said they cannot do that.  Can anyone help me get a secure (non-networked) connection and still have our home network available?

 

 

Would her company allow a VPN connection ? Have you tried to ask Comcast if they would allow a second business class connection ? This will cost more of course. How about a separate DSL or a wireless mobile 3/4G connection.



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Thanks for the replies.  DSL in our area is slow, so I don't think that is a good option,.  What is VPN?  Also the wireless mobile 3/4 would be from cell phone providers, right? I might call verizon wireless and see what they have. 

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If her company is providing the opportunity to work remotely, but ar imposing restricctions on how she can connect, then they should be providing a list of approved methods that meet their security concerns. They would have to provide support for teleworkers, so it would be in their best interests to have a defined method that they can roll out to their employees and support easily.

 

Having individual teleworkers come up with their own solutions is not a good businesss model from either a manageability or security perspective.

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@the5marions wrote:

My wife has an opportunity to work from home for her employer. However, she must be on a dedicated connection and cannot work through our home network.  I have talked with comcast, and they do not allow 2 modems at one address.  I even offered to pay for another drop to the house for a second connection, but they said they cannot do that.  Can anyone help me get a secure (non-networked) connection and still have our home network available?


Sounds like you got ahold of a Technician rather than a Sales person.  This should be easily done.

The forum Admins have been notified and hopefully will reachout either this evening or tomorrow.

 

That said, you should talk with the employer IT folks and see if they mean a VPN (Virtual Private Network) which actually runs over the Local network but is encrypted and sepearate from the network and internet traffic.You could also ask if they are looking for a seperate line so that you will have backup capability.

Please post back with what you learn from the employer IT or HR folks and please monitor your thread here for response from Comcast.

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To EG's point, we should be able to add a second commercial line. I've escalated this to the Regional office so that someone can look into this further and circle back to you tomorrow.

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