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One cable modem - 2 routers


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captschark

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I'm trying to run 2 wireless router off of one cable modem. I have a rental property next to my house and I would like to allow my tenants to use wifi off my cable modem but not off of the wireless router I use for my network.

Is it possible to have a cable modem connected to wireless router #1 and then wireless router #2 connected to #1 as a separate network?

Thanks in advance.
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We here at GeeksToGo will not assist you with issues relating to stealing of internet service. It is a direct violation of our TOS (Terms Of Service) to offer any assistance in this matter.

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It is not my intention to steal anything. I own these properties and I pay the cable, internet and phone on all of them. Nothing is being "stolen."
Sent to me via a pm. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Edited by rshaffer61, 16 March 2010 - 09:39 AM.

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NP, I can see how it might of sounded like something it isn't.

I'm just trying to have have one secure wireless network that has all of my personal machines on it and another open wireless network for everyone to use.
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What ISP are you using?
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ISP is Comcast.

I've got two dlink routers on hand so i would like to use them instead of buying new hardware. However an easy but costly solution might be a dlink wireless bridge/access point.
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OK according to Comcast which I have also you can do as you are describing but they warn that you have a cap on your upload\download which if exceeded they will let you know.
After twice of being warned you could potentially lose you internet connection.
Also they advise that your bandwidth speed will be shared and therefor you will slow down.
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One other issue i believe is that since you will be running off of one network connection your system would be open to sharing unless you turn off file and print sharing on your system.
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right i think i know what your trying to do so i thought i'd add my suggestions too!

Firstly running wireless router #2 off of #1 should be absolutely fine just so long as they have different Access Point name.
As rshaffer61 put above, with multiple users using your internet then it can be drastically slowed but as long as it is mainly web browsing it will be fine.

I would recommend putting a different password to the one you use on wireless router #2 and giving that to the people in the other house just to stop 'anybody' using your internet.

as long as both routers are on a different subnet ie. 192.168.0.1 and #2 is on 192.168.2.1 then as far as i know there should be no security issues with file sharing and all that, but that does mean computers on the two separate networks won't be able to directly communicate but as far as i can tell thats what you are after

Hope that helps


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Network Segregation - Adding security to Wireless Network (or to any peer to peer Network).
http://www.ezlan.net/shield.html
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