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Can I use two routers in one house if one router gets turned off later?

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October 5, 2013 1:32:20 PM

Can I use two routers on one phone line. Basically, the router is in my auntie's room, but she turns the router off at night so no internet access for me to do my work at night. I was wondering though, I've got the main phone line in my room so would I be able to set up another router so when she switches that router off, then the router in my room will still give me internet access.

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October 5, 2013 1:35:56 PM

if you contact your ISP and pay for another connection.
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October 5, 2013 1:39:06 PM

1 account, 1 ADSL modem, 1 router. Other access points, yes. But they depend off that main router.

When living with someone else who pays the bills, you succumb to their wishes.
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October 5, 2013 1:42:34 PM

But if she turns off the router in her room then that router is not connected I presume, so would it be like I have just taken that router and set it up in my room. Can any other friends on here give any other ways around this problem please, I would be much appreciated.
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October 5, 2013 1:44:20 PM

a different router would have a different MAC address, so no, your ISP would know the difference. they would want to charge you for a separate connection.
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October 5, 2013 1:45:15 PM

USAFRet said:
1 account, 1 ADSL modem, 1 router. Other access points, yes. But they depend off that main router.

When living with someone else who pays the bills, you succumb to their wishes.


Any other solution to get round this problem from my end
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October 5, 2013 1:50:43 PM

WirelessBrain said:
But if she turns off the router in her room then that router is not connected I presume, so would it be like I have just taken that router and set it up in my room. Can any other friends on here give any other ways around this problem please, I would be much appreciated.


There are four parts to connecting to the internet
ISP
Modem
Router
Devices (PC, Xbox, etc)

The middle two may well be in the same case. Modem+router.

The ISP will talk to one and only one modem per account.
The modem talks to one and only one router.
The router can and does talk to many devices.

To connect to the ISP, you have to tell them the MAC address of the modem. They put this in their list of allowed devices.

You can't just randomly connect another modem+router box and expect it to work.

Solutions:
1. Get and pay for a whole other connection from the ISP
2. Convince Auntie not to turn it off at night.
3. Move out and get your own apt/job/internet connection
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October 5, 2013 2:03:04 PM

The correct answer is YES, you can run 2 routers on one modem. It's modem to one router never gets turned off, and 2nd router to 1st router. Not exactly the best setup, but it will work.
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October 5, 2013 2:08:37 PM

computertech82 said:
The correct answer is YES, you can run 2 routers on one modem. It's modem to one router never gets turned off, and 2nd router to 1st router. Not exactly the best setup, but it will work.


how exactly would this work. At the moment my ISP is talktalk, Ive just checked in my aunties room, all there is there is a wireless router going to the phone live via an asdl filter. please explain.
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October 5, 2013 2:09:58 PM

computertech82 said:
The correct answer is YES, you can run 2 routers on one modem. It's modem to one router never gets turned off, and 2nd router to 1st router. Not exactly the best setup, but it will work.


Yes, but that completely ignores Aunties concept of turning off the main router at night.
Especially if it is a modem+router.

ISP -> modem -> router 1 -> router 2

If router 2 gets turned off, no sweat....you can connect to router 1
If router 1 (under Aunties control and the one the ISP knows about) gets turned off....you are SOL.
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