Router Question?

  Legslip 20:33 29 Jan 11
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Someone has asked me......is it possible to run a wired broadband router to a PC and a wireless router to a laptop from the same phone line simultaneously using two splitters?

Thoughts?

  robin_x 20:47 29 Jan 11

Only one router is allowed to connect to a phone line.

  QuizMan 20:54 29 Jan 11

I am not sure why you want to do this, but wireless routers usually have ethernet ports for a wired connection too.

  bremner 20:59 29 Jan 11

A router does not connect to a phone line, a modem does.

If you have a combined modem router then you could change it for a modem.

You could then connect directly from the modem to the PC and a second connetion to the router.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:05 29 Jan 11

"If you have a combined modem router then you could change it for a modem"

Other way round surely?

swap modem for a ADSL wireless router click here

  Legslip 21:13 29 Jan 11

Appreciate your responses and understand your comments. Know where t5o go now. Thanks again.

  bremner 21:54 29 Jan 11

The OP wanted to run two routers.

You cannot have two modem/routers off of one ADSL connection but you can have one modem and two routers

  bremner 21:58 29 Jan 11

Of course you could have a modem router that is wired to the PC and wireless to the laptop.

It was the use of the word splitter that suggested the reuirement for two devices but it may be a lack of understanding that a modem router can provide both

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