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2 cable modems?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by changll, Nov 26, 2001.

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  1. changll

    changll Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Just curious... instead of spending $300+ on wireless PCI & router and sharing internet access between 2 computers, can I simply purchase another cable modem to use for the other computer without the Internet connection? Can two cable modems work simultaneously in one household?

    Thanks.

    Louis
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    Actually you can... I believe you only need another cablemodem & ethernet card... With one already in the same house you might get a discount on the second one as well.

    Call them & see.

    Savvy :)
     
  3. Davey7549

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    changll
    If stringing another ethernet cable is possible you can go up to 100ft without degradation. Linksys has a fine 4 port router which can be had for 80.00 from amazon.com. Normal cost is 149.00.
    I traded off the cost of 15.00 extra a month from RoadRunner for another IP address and Modem and decided a ten month payback was worth the investment. Currently we have four computers running through the router with no problems.
    Here info on the units.
    <a href=http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?prid=20&grid=5>Linksys 4 port</a>
    and
    <a href=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/598262/103-8633345-4179027> Amazon.com</a>
    Dave
     
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