|Ok, thanks for the info. Now the light is going off over my head...........lol|
I'm opting to use a hub and attaching both routers. I wanted to know if there's a need to configure my router or will it just pickup one of the MAC addresses?
Theoretically, this should work. You buy a small switch and plug your modem into it with the network cable. You then plug both router's separately into the hub and they should both communicate. You'll notice I said "should". There's no guarantee they will as I'm not certain how the modem itself would deal with this setup. If it does work, do come back and let me know please.
Your router will already have a MAC address. From the sounds of it, your ISP assigned a second MAC address to the modem and gave you that address. Most SOHO Router's allow you to "spoof" the external MAC. Basically this means you can change the external MAC of the router to whatever you want it to be. In your case, you'd use the MAC your ISP gave you that they configured in the modem.
To spoof (change) the router's MAC address, you will have to go into the configuration interface for the router and find the setting that allows you to change it's MAC address. Once you've done so, it should begin working immediately. There is no guarantee your router does allow MAC spoofing and you won't know until you go through all the settings so here's hoping yours does.
I purchased a wireless router because the SOHO one is not wireless. My connection speed varies at time this is why I'm opting to them separate.
Regarding the above. I'd like to point out to you that wireless sucks totally for gaming and whenever possible, I highly recommend using a wired solution. I have the original Xbox at home and it has an RJ45 port to plug a network cable in. I don't know if the newer Xbox 360 does, or if it's like my Wii and wireless only. I would suggest that if your Xbox is capable of being plugged in that you try it that way before buying a switch and setting up as per the above converstaion, you may find that when using a wired connection with your existing setup works just find and the rest is then unnecessary.
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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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