2 Routers From 1 modem

May 4, 2009 at 23:42:35
Specs: Windows XP
Hello i was wondering if anybody could help me. i am building a new house and i put seperate dsl cable jacks in every room.we have to hook the modem by the family computer and the to a router. the router will be hooked up into my room's dsl jack. i have a pc and game console i would like to hok up to the internet. should i add another router in my room.
thanks for any help

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May 5, 2009 at 05:54:22
I think you mean a cat5 jack. Use a switch in your room for extra devices, not a second router.

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May 5, 2009 at 07:37:21
If guapo's right and you meant network cable with RJ-45 connectors then wherever all the cables meet (the opposite end from the end in the rooms) is where your router and switch should go. Connect the switch to a LAN port on the router with a crossover cable and plug all the cables from the rooms into the switch and/or the remaining LAN ports on the router.

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May 5, 2009 at 20:04:13
ok thanks. but what can i use to put cables to my pc and xbox.?

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May 6, 2009 at 14:03:17
lets start at the basics

usually you wire cable tv, network, telephone [which includes dsl] all to one point in the house [closet] or garage. Usually as close as possible to where the cable/telephone comes into the house or where it is practical to have all connections from inside the house terminate.

These are wired to a distribution center.
Networking would be to a punchdown block same as telephone except it has rj45 ports.
Incoming cable goes to a splitter for x number of rooms.
We will call this the network center.

This should be professionally done!!!

You wire every room with all three, network, telephone and cable.

Places like living room [entertainment center] you double/triple up on cable and network.

In the network center you install your dsl modem which connects to your dsl router. Using a patch cable you go from routers lan ports to the punchdown panel containing the rj45 ports. This connects the jack in the room you desire connected to the router.

In the room you take a patch cord and connect your pc via its rj45 nic.

you can wire multiple ports in a room if you want multiple devices networked.

Or you can use a crossover cable to connect a switch into this room. The using patch cords you connect your xbox and pc to the switch. If the switch has a uplink port or supports mdix you can use a regular patch cable to the wall port.

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