Solved Can I connect a Motorola Cable Modem/Router to a Cable Modem

April 4, 2013 at 08:10:59
Specs: Windows 7
Hi Al, I have poor wireless signal upstairs. I have a Motorola Cable Modem/Router downstairs and I want to route an Ethernat Cable upstairs and connect to a Motorola Modem to boost my wireless signal upstairs. Would this work just by plugging them in, or would additional programming be required? Thanks!!!!

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April 4, 2013 at 10:00:01
I want to route an Ethernat Cable upstairs and connect to a Motorola Modem to boost my wireless signal upstairs.

Plugging a modem in upstairs will do nothing. You need either a wireless Access Point (AP) or another wireless capable router. An AP would be simpler to configure and join to the network, but may very well be more expensive than a router.

If you go with a router, you'll definitely want to read my "How-to" guide that wanderer mentioned. Just click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second router to your LAN

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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April 4, 2013 at 08:31:55
You would not connect to the modem port but a lan port. If you go to the How To's section right of here there is a how to from Curt R on how to properly set this up.

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April 4, 2013 at 08:46:59
Thanks Wanderer...I'll try to find that post.

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April 4, 2013 at 09:40:51
If you're going to run a cable upstairs, why wouldn't you just connect it directly to the computer?

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April 4, 2013 at 10:00:01
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I want to route an Ethernat Cable upstairs and connect to a Motorola Modem to boost my wireless signal upstairs.

Plugging a modem in upstairs will do nothing. You need either a wireless Access Point (AP) or another wireless capable router. An AP would be simpler to configure and join to the network, but may very well be more expensive than a router.

If you go with a router, you'll definitely want to read my "How-to" guide that wanderer mentioned. Just click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second router to your LAN

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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