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Two Routers Working On The Same Phone Line?  
User currently offlineTom12 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 1078 posts, RR: 13
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

I was wondering is it possible to connect two Routers to the same internet connection?!

For example, have one upstairs and one downstairs but both running on the same AOL subscription?

Thanks for any help.

"Per noctem volamus" - Royal Air Force Bomber Squadron IX
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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Just daisychain the routers. Have one sharing the public IP and serving a DHCP address to your computers, and the other as a simple hub, connected with a length of CAT5. Should work just fine.

User currently offlineTom12 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 1078 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1636 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 1):

Thanks  Smile

Much Obliged.


"Per noctem volamus" - Royal Air Force Bomber Squadron IX
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8615 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 1):
the other as a simple hub

[ nitpicking ] ought to be a switch these days [ /nitpicking ]

But yes, it is very much possible. LAN switches are cheap and I'd have yet to see a DSL router that doesn't allow a switch to be connected to it. What you're asking about, Tom12, is exactly the kind of setup I installed in my parents' home years ago.

One word of advice though: be mindful of your wiring. What I used was regular CAT5 and due to the length of the cable from the ground floor to the first floor, there is a lot of noise in the signal. The speed is very much fine for sharing the internet connection, but copying files can certainly take a while longer than you'd expect from a 100Base-TX LAN.

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