Can I put two routers on same phone line?

  chrismuir 19:23 13 Jul 2008


Bought a wireless router (Netgear DG834) to replace the non-wireless one (Netgear DG632) we have. Trouble is my main pc is in the study which is tucked away at one end of the house - not a particularly big house either. The wireless signal is pretty poor in the two rooms we want to use our laptops in - typical! I guess this is due to the number of internal walls in the way (at least 4) from the study to lounge or dining room.

Is there any reason why I can't put both routers on the phone line? I'd have the old one in the study with the desktop pc, and then put the wireless one at the phone extension at the other end of the house to give a decent wireless signal to the rooms where we need it.

Do I need to change the IP address of one if so? They are both still the default



  grey george 19:25 13 Jul 2008

You will have to unplug from the phone line the one you are not using or neither will work. Only one can be used at a time.

  100andthirty 19:39 13 Jul 2008

why not use a pair of home plugs from the new wireless router to nearby to your remotely located computer?

  chrismuir 19:45 13 Jul 2008

What are home plugs?

  Technotiger 19:51 13 Jul 2008
  Graham. 19:54 13 Jul 2008
  Graham. 19:57 13 Jul 2008

Mine's faster :-)

  chub_tor 21:05 13 Jul 2008

Of course you could just boost the power for your wireless signal click here or click here

  chrismuir 22:58 15 Jul 2008

Thanks for the replies. Will look into the home plugs option.

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