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Offline J in Chicago

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Cable Modem to Router 1 to Router 2
« on: July 22, 2013, 11:39:38 AM »
Physical placement & magicjacks (2) would be nice to cascade routers and save many wires. Is this possible?
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Re: Cable Modem to Router 1 to Router 2
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 11:46:28 AM »
I'm not sure if it would work but it possibly could. I do know that routers assign IP's to all the devices so you would most likely have to set each router to allow only a certain range of IP's or they would conflict. There may be other issues but that's the only one I could think of off hand.
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Re: Cable Modem to Router 1 to Router 2
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 06:34:10 PM »
J,
I think you are looking for a repeater ( strengthens the wireless signal in the house).  If that is what you are looking for Best Buy has them,  Keep your receipt as sometimes they do not work as advertised.

I think Linksys used to have a router that you could pair with another Linksys router but I have never tried pairing routers
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Re: Cable Modem to Router 1 to Router 2
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 05:05:38 AM »
Thanks for info. I'll look at repeaters. The magic jack is a device that only works the dynamic address (hope I have that right) only work when plugged into router. They do not work when plugged into modem Ethernet port. I've tried switch but can't remember configuration.
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