Is having 2 routers on 1 network possible/useful?

  Eagie 08:17 21 Dec 06

Hi there,

I have just switched to sky broadband who have supplied a new wireless router with their service. This makes my old wireless router redundent - or does it?

Currently my router sits up stairs connected by the ethernet cable to my desktop pc. It is also, obviosuly, connected to the telehpone line. It then connects wirelessly to my laptop which is usually downstairs.

If I set both of my routers to the same settings will this give me better signal strength/range?

Would there be any benefit in plugging one router in to the phone line downstairs and the second one in to the phone line upstairs? Is this possible or even worth doing?

Thanks for your help.


  mgmcc 09:02 21 Dec 06

You cannot really use two "Modem/Routers". Had one of them been a stand-alone "Cable/DSL" router with no ADSL modem built in, then this could have been used by connecting its WAN port to one of the other router's LAN ports, both of which are RJ45 ethernet ports.

The WAN port on a combined "Modem/Router" has to connect to a phone line :(

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