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Alright i just got CS:S installed and i cant connect to steam because of my router(which is in the other room) and i was wondering can i get a new modem just for my computer? (also because my mom works through our modem so if i messed it up id be in alot of trouble)
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post #2 of 11
This sounds like something you need to speak with your parents about, but yes it is possible however you will have to pay full price for the 2nd line because you will have 2 separate internet connections.
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post #3 of 11
Just open the ports required on the router and you should be fine
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post #4 of 11
You can't just get another modem on the same line, you do need a new number and new line.... costly. See if you can open the ports.
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Is she going through a VPN?
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post #6 of 11
When you say "modem", do you mean cable or phone (I assume cable)? A new modem is costly, but a switch is cheap. That is an option, although you will loose a little speed. If the problem is running the line, you can get surplus 100' rells of cat5e for not too much.
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post #7 of 11
By a new line, they mean you would have to have TWO phone lines, and have DSL service on both of them. Probally not exactally what you had in mind, so the short answer is no you can't.

(edit) wallaby, he already is connected via the router to the modem, I don't think your mothod would be any differant? Unless you mean splitting directly from the cable modem, which *may* work, not sure how the modem would handle it though. I think it would get too confused with the data, as it's only designed to have 1 pc hooked to it.
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post #8 of 11
You can have two modems in one residence. I myself have two cable modems in the townhome I live in. Given the package deal with my cable company, we have two cable modems and basic cable television. The cost of the cable modems per month are exactly the same... you don't pay more for the second modem, just the same price as the first. IE: Modem = 78.00/mo + Basic Cable = 17.00/mo TOT = 95.00/mo. Additional modem = 78.00/mo for a new TOT of 173.00/mo.

I have done this with three different cable companies, so it should be the same for you.

There is one major thing to note... it is unusual for a home to have two or more cable modems in it. Due to the rareness of the situation, you will run into some annoying moments. Usually, once a month or two, one of our modems goes out. This is usually because some jack@ss at the cable company thinks that this is an error and removes one of the modems. No matter HOW MANY TIMES we tell them to note this in our account, it still occurs. And think... I was in a house with four cable modems. There were problems on the ISPs end almost weekly from some doofus shutting off one or more of our modems due to "possible account error."

Years of agony, but worth it.

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You can have two modems in one residence. I myself have two cable modems in the townhome I live in. Given the package deal with my cable company, we have two cable modems and basic cable television. The cost of the cable modems per month are exactly the same... you don't pay more for the second modem, just the same price as the first. IE: Modem = 78.00/mo + Basic Cable = 17.00/mo TOT = 95.00/mo. Additional modem = 78.00/mo for a new TOT of 173.00/mo.



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What we mean by extra cost is: when someone asks if they can have two cable modems, they generally assume that means they can go down to fry's and pick one up for $50 and then just plug it in and go.

Yes the internet part of the bill will double, which probally isn't worth it to solve something that can be fixed by forwarding some ports. I'm sure your mom never looks at what ports are forwarded anyways.
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You can have two modems in one residence. I myself have two cable modems in the townhome I live in. Given the package deal with my cable company, we have two cable modems and basic cable television. The cost of the cable modems per month are exactly the same... you don't pay more for the second modem, just the same price as the first. IE: Modem = 78.00/mo + Basic Cable = 17.00/mo TOT = 95.00/mo. Additional modem = 78.00/mo for a new TOT of 173.00/mo.

I have done this with three different cable companies, so it should be the same for you.

There is one major thing to note... it is unusual for a home to have two or more cable modems in it. Due to the rareness of the situation, you will run into some annoying moments. Usually, once a month or two, one of our modems goes out. This is usually because some jack@ss at the cable company thinks that this is an error and removes one of the modems. No matter HOW MANY TIMES we tell them to note this in our account, it still occurs. And think... I was in a house with four cable modems. There were problems on the ISPs end almost weekly from some doofus shutting off one or more of our modems due to "possible account error."

Years of agony, but worth it.

Xaine99
lol thank you... I didnt feel like arguing.
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