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SteveJobs

join:2012-07-18

Can I have 2 routers in my home?

Hi, I'm with Frontier and I was wondering if I can have 2 wifi routers in my home without being charged more. We have 2 jacks so that's no problem. Thanks!


gozer
Premium
join:2010-08-09
Rochester, NY

Yes ... What do you mean two jacks? what are the two routers, is one the dsl modem/router/wifi and you want to add a second router and want to use wifi on both?


Chawk12
Premium
join:2011-12-26
Everett, WA
reply to SteveJobs

Does your current wifi not reach all areas of the house? I've heard of such in some larger houses. If so there are wifi extenders available.


SteveJobs

join:2012-07-18
Reviews:
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reply to gozer

What I mean by 2 jacks is I have 2 places to plug in a dsl wire into. Both will be a router supplied by frontier, the netgear 7550.

And the wifi reaches all areas of my house, but I have 13 wireless connections and 1 wired connection on 1 router...and I have our computer lab in our basement where another unused jack is and I need to wire the computers to a router.


gozer
Premium
join:2010-08-09
Rochester, NY

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Ok now we get what you want to do and yes you can add another router but as far as just pluging two dsl modems into the same drop or what you are asking on one dsl phone line no canot do that you must or can only have one modem pluged to the dsl phone line. and a second router would just connect to the first one. why do you have two modems or did you get the new bonded dsl from Frontier and they sent you a new modem?

Just had a thought about why you have two routers from Frontier. and you need to be on top of this. As of late it is known that Frontier has been sending out new modem/routers. And saying its a better modem and basicly just have some info that says do this to install and start useing the new modem but in doing so I think you get put into a new one or two year contract.

read this thread it is why I'm saying to be careful and may want to refuse this new modem if this is how you have two modem/routers. read the link below. Package from Frontier....
»Package from Frontier..



TwiztedZero
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join:2011-03-31
Toronto, ON
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reply to SteveJobs

By rights you should have a single modem to your isp, then connect your stand alone router to that, then for extra wifi coverage to other area's in your home you can bridge spare routers to act as repeaters and place them where they'll do the most good. There are many how to's on the web for doing this. There shouldn't be any limit to how many repeater routers you can have. Do note though that a repeater's wifi signals will be halved vs a full on access point. You should be able to find more info on doing this on SmallNetBuilder.
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Strider7Sfga

@50.120.112.x
reply to SteveJobs

»[DSL] Need a 2nd modem

Just in case the link is excluded, here's a copy&paste of the original reply.

Easiest solution would be using powerline networking adapters. I've purchased two sets of trendnet tpl-303e2k networking adapter kits. Setup is pretty much plug-n-play. Just plug it into a wall outlet, plug an RJ45 Cat5, Cat5e Ethernet patch cable from the modem into the powerline network adapter, plug the other powerline network adapter into the outlet in your basement, plug into your PC with another ethernet cable and away you go. Plenty of flavors to choose from at online outlets such as newegg, tigerdirect, etc.. no dropped signals to worry about, wireless phones stepping on the wireless signal, microwave, etc.. Don't need a degree in networking to set them up, just plug them in, press the sync button if it doesn't automatically synchronize with your existing setup. I've had no problems with either set. Reasonably cheap solution that will expand your networking capabilities for whatever your needs are. Much simpler to plug into a wall outlet than fiddle with multiple modems, wireless repeaters, access points, support calls to try and figure out just how to set it all up so it actually works, etc.. Cost effective, hassle free and it works.


SteveJobs

join:2012-07-18
Reviews:
·Frontier Communi..
reply to SteveJobs

Sorry fellas, I kinda forgot about this! Sorry! To gozer, the reason why we have 2 is because we were having issues and the girl on the phone said our computer wasn't reading the router (my mom was talking to her) so they sent a new one, but after they got off the phone I fixed it. So we got the new router, and the old router is fine.

I'll check out those network adapters, too! Thanks!