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Adding A Router

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Adding A Router

Would like to add a router to my home internet to improve Wi-Fi performance in my detached garage apartment. The apartment and my house are part of the same home internet system.

 

If a router is added, then what issues must be addressed?  

 

Also, is there an additional monthly charge, if I provide my own router?

 

 

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Re: Adding A Router

What type of modem or gateway do you have? If it's a Comcast gatway (modem/router combined), then you don't really need a second router. You can get some form of WiFi extender. If you can run Ethernet cable to a closer point, or even into the room, then a simple Access Point (AP) or an Ethernet switch would do.

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Re: Adding A Router

Understand.

 

The situation is this: 

  • My internet network is primarily located in my house with an extension in my detached garage apartment.
  • Currently, a computer -- including the Comcast modem -- and smart TVs are connected to the internet network in my house.
  • There is a TV connected to the internet network in the detached garage apartment. It works fine because it is connected by coaxial cable to the internet network.
  • The issue is that Wi-Fi reception in the detached garage apartment is inconsistent  and weak.  Therefore, I want to improve Wi-Fi reception in the apartment.
  • Adding a booster would likely address this issue but wouldn't adding a router do this, as well?
  • Plus, it would seem the router would give me more flexibility (than the booster) if I wanted to add additional equipment, later.

Is this correct?

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Re: Adding A Router

MoCA adapters may also be an option for you. Google MoCA for more info.

 

And if you are talking about having two modem / router gateway devices connected to the coax outlets, most systems will not allow two modems to be used at one address. It's best to call in to see what the local policy is. Even if they do allow it you will need to pay for two accounts (twice what you are paying for HSI now). In addition, the signal levels/line quality has to be adequate. 



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