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Can I make two modems work on cable internet?


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06-Aug-2010, 11:04 AM #1
Can I make two modems work on cable internet?
I have a problem. We have one cable internet account with Time Warner. I want to have two modems--one connected in the game room for the kids to use and one connected in the home office to the two computers in the home office.

A wireless connection from the game room to the office doesn't appear to be workable since the computers aren't set up for wireless. I'd just like to add another modem connection to the cable outlet in the office instead of having to move the whole thing between the two rooms every time someone needs to use it. You can imagine the wailing when there are competing needs.

Time Warner says this won't work because the modems have specific ids that identify them and make them work. They day I'd have to set up wireless or buy another cable account.

So my question is: Is it possible to program the same id into both modems if I buy another one. Or any other suggestions that will solve the problem.

Thanks in advance for the help I know will come from you guys.

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06-Aug-2010, 11:11 AM #2
i will move to networking forum where you should get more response
do you have the make and model of the modem
can you run a cable between the two rooms at all - you could then setup another router

I'd just like to add another modem connection to the cable outlet in the office
can you explain what this cable is ?

also make and models of the PCs without wireless - you can buy USB wireless adapters
Please let us know what the final solution was to any problem posted
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06-Aug-2010, 01:53 PM #3
There is no way you can use two DOCSIS modems on one cable account.

You'll have to look into either a wireless router or running a cable from the modem location to the other room. I'd suggest a router anyway, since then you can have them connected permanently and not have to do anything.
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