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User Info: pelon213

pelon213
3 years ago#1
I have my centurylink wireless router/modem in my room. I want to get internet in guest room. I know i can get another modem for that room to get internet but can i plug in a wireless router & connect to share internet from modem/router in my room? I am at work right now so can't check but i have been thinking if i connect then wireless router will show up on my list then i can give it access right?
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User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
3 years ago#2
you actually CANT plug in a second modem and expect that to work like an independent connection

but yes you can use a second router.

you have two options, run a cable between the two, in which case any router will work with a little bit of setup.
or run it wifi to wifi, in which case youll need routers that will work together using a feature called WDS, which not all routers have, and itll have to be in a spot where the signal is still good, cant put it in a spot with bad signal and expect it to work well.


so best option here, run cable from router A to router B, if you need help doing the setup just ask, or alternatively google , "use router as access point."
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User Info: pelon213

pelon213
3 years ago#3
So can't do two modems then. I guess I will run Ethernet threw attic & down wall. Make it nice & clean. Thx for the help.
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User Info: OmegaDL50

OmegaDL50
3 years ago#4
Just be mindful the longest total length for ethernet is 100m, or just a bit over 300 feet. If you go any further you would begin to have an excessive amount of packet collisions, reducing your effective throughput.

You may not be using a cable that long but just keep that mind if you do. You may want to consider using a signal repeater that could help if you run into this issue.
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User Info: nIMr0D888

nIMr0D888
3 years ago#5
Get an ethernet over power adapter.
CAUTION: EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
3 years ago#6
OmegaDL50 posted...
Just be mindful the longest total length for ethernet is 100m, or just a bit over 300 feet. If you go any further you would begin to have an excessive amount of packet collisions, reducing your effective throughput.

You may not be using a cable that long but just keep that mind if you do. You may want to consider using a signal repeater that could help if you run into this issue.


who has a house where this would be a concern?
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