2 routers to 1 modem?

May 25, 2011 at 15:47:03
Specs: Windows 7

can i connect 2 different routers to 1 cable modem. cause there is one router to start off with but thats for the main part of the house and i need a router to myself. so if i get a splitter well it work? is it possible to split a modem to 2 different routers? if you got a different solution it would help.

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May 25, 2011 at 15:58:46

im asking because i eat up the internet and my landlord has to reset the router cause i cant go into that part of the house.

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May 25, 2011 at 16:00:05

how can 2 wireless routers run off of the same cable modem.

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May 25, 2011 at 16:08:35

you can't unless your landlord gets two ip addresses from the isp. One would go to his router and one would go to your router. but you will need a wire to your room/apt and locate your router there.
you would need to put a small switch in between the routers and the modem to accomplish this.

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May 25, 2011 at 16:18:51

how or where can i get a ip address?

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May 25, 2011 at 16:25:25

You not only need an extra ip address, but also a seperate line. Otherwise, you will consume all the bandwidth as it was.
A second router connected to the same modem will not make any difference.

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May 25, 2011 at 16:28:30

Most residential locations cannot have static IP addresses or even more than 1 Dynamic address assigned per device (modem in this case). What you would need to do is to get another internet connection at the same location. Since you seem to be the one eating up the bandwidth, it would be completely fair if your landlord made you pay for the second connection (it would also be the morally right thing to do as well). If you are paying for it, have them run the cable line into an areas that you have access to and have them connect the new modem there. You would then connect your router into this modem and you're done.

Please let me know if you need more help or have any questions.

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May 25, 2011 at 16:31:54

what would a seperate line do? i would just have to reset my router alot right. without having a 2nd line.

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May 25, 2011 at 16:56:17

Never had a problem getting additional ips from a provider. Just had to pay more money for it that's all. Ask your landlord who the internet provider is then call them with the question "I live at xxx and would like to know what it would cost to have an addtional ip address"? See what they have to say.

This question was not about bandwidth usage but router access.

Dragon808 the suggestion of a second line means you contact a ISP [internet service provider] and you pay for your own personal internet connection. Make more sense now? You would no longer use your lanlords line.

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May 27, 2011 at 13:57:18

Why would you have to reset the router? I have had routers run for 3 to 4 years without needing any attention.

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