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Ok so I have a big house and I want to have wifi everywhere in the house. I so I bought a second modem and router. I called comcast to activate the second modem and they said If I wanted and internet connection to the second modem that it would be an extra $50 a month. Whaaaa? I can move my first modem to any outlet in the house to hook it up and it will work. but if i want to modems at the same time it costs me more money? is this true or was the service rep just an idiot?

asked Nov 30 '11 at 23:28

Billboohaggins85's gravatar image


why would you want 2 modems?

for $30 you can get a router that can also function as a repeater and wireless ethernet bridge.

answered Nov 30 '11 at 23:57

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edited Dec 16 '11 at 00:22

You usually can't have more than one modem in the same house. If you did, you would have two networks. You need a range extender/repeater. I'm not an expert with this stuff since I don't need one (I get 4/5 bars in wifi in the basement, router is on second floor), but one of these should do the trick: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Networking/Wireless-Network-Extenders/pcmcat161100050044.c?id=pcmcat161100050044

answered Dec 16 '11 at 21:20

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two modems would give you 2 Ip addresses with open gateways to the internet two separate internet connections that would cost you double im sure it would ..

most places today arent even offering unlimted broad band internet no more forget two connections the going rate today around here is $1.50 a gigabyte for broadband and to top the off its throttled so certian types of up loads and down load get priority over others legitimate trafic and business get priority

answered Mar 29 '12 at 10:04

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The reasoning is for what the rep is stating. Depending on the configuration on their end. usually one modem is more than enough for a typical house hold even for me. Having two modems like the way you want it would be basically doubling a card at their end to make some special changes at their end in order to make the two modems work at your end with two different IP addresses. I used to work as a rep for a telecom company with DSL connections. And I am using cable modem at my place of residence over here. Even for my cable modem I could not put a second one into my place since their setup does not accept a second modem for residence who are already hooked up one already.

answered Mar 29 '12 at 12:39

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