Tue, Jan 5, 2021 6:00 PM
4 m ago
This guy explains how to do it with a Ethernet cable, he rambled on a little, but the video is very informative, don't need a second ip at all
he has some interesting networking videos
@Dinotiro wrote:Is it possible to have two routers one in the first floor and one in the second floor with the xfinity cable?
Are you talking about having 2 combo modem / router gateway devices ?
Hi there, Dinotiro. It's possible to have one modem in a location and two routers, however that isn't something that we recommend. It can actually cause interference and lead to connectivity issues. We'd like to help you address any needs/concerns you have. Are you experiencing issues with WIFi coverage at your location?
I have to ask why it is "not recommended"? I have a router and a range extender, and get flawless performance with no issues whatsoever. A second router set up to act as a repeater would work as well. I see no reason why such a scenario would be 'not recommeneded'.
Only an issue if your gateway/modem and your router have wifi and then only minimally. The potential issue is 2.5/5ghz interference between the two. I am running an XB7 and my nighthawk at the moment with no issues. The only real issue is that unless you put the modem into Bridge mode you will have 2 private networks and devices on one will not easily talk to the others internally to you house.