that's a clever idea about using 2 modems, the only problem would be your provider may have to activate and configure your modem for it to work. they would be aware of your having 2 modems
the idea in your recent reply to my thread elsewhere seems more practical to me, I will try that. so far I have not seen any solution to the audio thing.
except one thing: when I turn off port-forwarding completely, so the server pings "9998" to gamespy, my mic works, sometimes. not all the time - but then, it never works all the time even on other servers.