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I feel like this is the stupid question I've ever asked anyone. Anyways, I have a router for the house, with one line going into my room. Can I hook ...
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    A router infront of a router?


    I feel like this is the stupid question I've ever asked anyone.

    Anyways, I have a router for the house, with one line going into my room. Can I hook a second router up to that, and have multiple connections off of the line coming in from the first router?

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    Linux User dxqcanada's Avatar
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    Yes you can.

    The second router will use the first router as it's default gateway.
    The second router will normally create a new network segment that those attached devices will be on also.

    The first router would be setup to have a route to the second routers network.

    Though, this may depend on how your routers can be configured.

    I have this kind of setup with two Wireless routers to setup two routable networks ... also if one Wireless connection is having interference then I will be able to switch to the second Wireless connection.



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    You could just use a network switch instead, it will make the networking less messy

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