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Need advice on setting up a second router.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Due to the size of my house and the number of devices linked to the network I need a second router. DO I need to get a second cable modem?  I tried it with one modem but could not figure it out. 

Thanks.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, SupaKomputa said:

no you don't need a second modem / router.

what you need is a wireless distribution system / wireless repeater.

go from the same brand and it should be a straightforward installation.

Thank you a lot.


I am a disabled Vet who had his hands crushed. Typing is not the easiest thing. So if I misspelled something please understand. Thank you.

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2 hours ago, Ravenbear said:

Due to the size of my house and the number of devices linked to the network I need a second router. DO I need to get a second cable modem?  I tried it with one modem but could not figure it out. 

Thanks.

No second modem needed. Acutally the only way you can have a second modem on your account generally is if one if being used for internet and the other is for voice. Besides that one modem per account. You would litterally have to open up a secondary internet account at full price to use a second modem. 

 

Your best bet is to run Ethernet to where the dead zone is and install a wireless access point. You could also install a swtich if you need more Ethernet ports in that general area. If Ethernet is not an option then look in to power line and moca adapters. Moca being the better of the two. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 10/27/2019 at 10:52 AM, Donut417 said:

No second modem needed. Acutally the only way you can have a second modem on your account generally is if one if being used for internet and the other is for voice. Besides that one modem per account. You would litterally have to open up a secondary internet account at full price to use a second modem. 

 

Your best bet is to run Ethernet to where the dead zone is and install a wireless access point. You could also install a swtich if you need more Ethernet ports in that general area. If Ethernet is not an option then look in to power line and moca adapters. Moca being the better of the two. 

Thanks for the advice. It helps a lot.  It also happens that I need a phone line in my office so maybe I can lump it all together.


I am a disabled Vet who had his hands crushed. Typing is not the easiest thing. So if I misspelled something please understand. Thank you.

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2 minutes ago, Ravenbear said:

Thanks for the advice. It helps a lot.  It also happens that I need a phone line in my office so maybe I can lump it all together.

Even if you need a  phone in your office. The second modem would not support DATA. It would be a voice only thing. Period. So you would still need to figure a way to get WiFi or Ethernet to your office from the primary modem. 

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