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Tue, Jan 5, 2021 6:00 PM

Re: Two routers

Is it possible to have two routers one in the first floor and one in the second floor with the xfinity cable?

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jlavaseur

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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

https://youtu.be/J5QJb3O19zI

he has some interesting networking videos

EG

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4 m ago


@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 ?

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4 m ago

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?

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4 m ago

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'.

 

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Gottahavit

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4 m ago

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.

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