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Heyy guys, I'm completely hopeless when it comes to internet/networking and what not, so i was wondering fi you guys could help me out.
I was hoping to run 2 modems in 2 seperate rooms using the same internet connection.

The idea was to run it like this,

Phone line 1 -> Modem 1 -> Computer (Mine)

and then have a second one in another room,

Phone line 2 -> Modem 2 -> Computer (Spare)


If this is possible how would I do it, or is there a simpler way?
Any help or idea's are welcomed and will be much appreciated.

Thanks heaps in advance smile.gif

Cheers, Shine.
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post #2 of 9
no you can't connect two modems to one subscriber connection. in my experience this is impossible, but you can ask your isp.
use wireless or an ethernet switch to share the connection.
Edited by l0max - 2/28/13 at 9:47pm
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Virtually all routers have a built-in switch.

Modem -> router -> two computer.
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Your original idea would work, but as posted, you would be charged for each modem.

The easiest way to do what you want to do without being charged another full fee would be Modem --> Router --- Comp1/2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by snoogins View Post

Your original idea would work, but as posted, you would be charged for each modem.

The easiest way to do what you want to do without being charged another full fee would be Modem --> Router --- Comp1/2

unless he had two subscriber lines it wouldn't work. modems can be purchased separate from your isp.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Virtually all routers have a built-in switch.
Umm, routers are basically switches as they also route network to the point of destination.
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phone line 1 - modem - router - computer 1/ computer 2

you can hard-wire or wireless connection as many computers as the router can handle. But to use two modems, your ISP will charge you for two connections.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by l0max View Post

unless he had two subscriber lines it wouldn't work. modems can be purchased separate from your isp.

Sorry by charged for each modem I meant each line.
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I had a feeling this would be the outcome...doh.gif
Oh well, guess I'll have to invest in a really long LAN cable and run it through the roof aha
DIY is always fun.. biggrin.gif

Thanks for your hellp though guys, much appreciated.
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