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Can I have two routers off the same modem?


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#1 Scooterspal

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:24 AM

Hello and thanks for any help you can provide.

 

I have a Netgear cable modem that has two yellow network outputs. I have one connected to a Netgear 16 port Gigabit switch/router.

 

I need to connect several other devices to the network located in another part of my house/office. I'd like to do that without running a half dozen cat5 cables back to this router.

 

I have another Netgear 8 port switch available. Can I connect that via that second yellow network output on the router and have these other remote devices running off my network?

 

If so, is it just a matter of making the connections or do I need to access the modem setup screen?

 

Thanks!


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#2 Allan

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:41 AM

The title of the thread is a bit misleading. You have one router and want to run multiple switches. No problem. And no, you won't have to make any changes. Just run an ethernet cable to the switch(es) and then cables from the switch(es) to the new devices. I have about 5 or 6 switches connected to my router, each with multiple devices connected.



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 11:16 AM

Hey, thanks.

 

Sorry about the incorrect working in the title.



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 11:38 AM

No problem - and you're welcome :)






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