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How do you connec two wireless routers to one modem?

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October 13, 2013 2:37:24 PM

Hi. I want to connect two different wireless routers, having two diffferent SSIDs and Pass Keys to the single Ethernet output of the cable modem. I want to create two different wireless networks: One for myself and one for all others. Can that be done?
October 13, 2013 2:47:59 PM

You can't connect both to the same modem & account. But you can connect router B to router A, and have them on different subnets.

Neither subnet will see devices on the other.
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October 13, 2013 2:49:47 PM

Or, depending on the modems, can make one the base and one the repeater. But, dunno if you can have different SSIDs doing it that way.
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October 14, 2013 7:29:11 AM

USAFRet said:
You can't connect both to the same modem & account. But you can connect router B to router A, and have them on different subnets.

Neither subnet will see devices on the other.


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October 14, 2013 7:31:11 AM

I was afraid of that, but still hoping. I already connected a wired router to a wireless router using the wired as a switch.
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October 14, 2013 5:35:39 PM

Maybe....and likely if you pay for it.

What you are asking for requires 2 real internet IP addresses which few ISP give for free. If you can plug 2 PC into the cable modem and they both work then you can use 2 routers.

You could put a router between the 2 other routers and let the main router own the real IP and give out private ones to your 2 wireless routers.

If you can live with sharing a single real IP I would use a single router that has the ablity to run multiple SSID and networks on the same router. There are a couple that let you have a guest network which is just a second ssid really. Otherwise get a router that can run dd-wrt and you can have as many ssid and networks as you like. The main downside to using a single router is all the SSID must share the same radio channel.
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