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Can I have two routers in one house?

Copper Contributor
Copper Contributor
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎11-10-2009

Can I have two routers in one house?

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I just upgraded to the latest FiOs router, which is working fine, both wired and the wireless network. The router is in my office, on the main floor level.


I still have the old router.


My thought is, can I take it, put it in the basement where I have my TV and PS4. I thought I would take the coax, split it, run one wire  to the TV and the other wire to the router, which I could then plug (by ethernet) into my PS4, giving me a faster connection for gaming and NetFlix. The wireless connection to my PS4 is pretty good, but I would think it would be awesome if I connected it directly to the old router.


Can I do this?

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Registered: ‎09-24-2008

Re: Can I have two routers in one house?

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Yes you can, see


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Gold Contributor III
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Posts: 1,122
Registered: ‎12-04-2009

Re: Can I have two routers in one house?

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The link that dslr595148 proviided applies to ethernet connections, not coax.


@OP, yes you can use a second router as a MOCA adapter, extending your LAN into a room where you have only a coax connection.

Can I get an ethernet connection in a room with only coax?

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