Is it possible to install two modems in one household, to have a direct network connection?
Yes, but what are you trying to accomplish, there may be a better way...
Basically, provide more details, and your best method can be provided lol
well currently i connect through wireless and the modem is upstairs in the house when I'm downstairs. The signal so weak, i just want to connect directly to the modem
2nd modem is ok, as long as you don't need all your devices to communicate with each other. As well, you have to pay for a 2nd internet connection.
If you just need/want to deal with the poor coverage in the basement, a power-line networking kit would provide you with ethernet in the basement, can use another access-point (or router with Access-Point mode) in the basement to provide wireless and wired connections.
A wireless repeater would rebroadcast your wireless signal into the basement, put it in the basement anywhere there is power and a decent wireless signal.
how do install a power-line networking kit? I do have a data port in the basement but its a separate connection to the modem...
Seperate connection to the modem?
The other end of that wire plugs into the Shaw modem upstairs? - If so, you don't need the power-line kit, just an access point, or router with access point mode...
The powerline kit, plugs into two outlets in your home, with an ethernet jack on both plugs, just data in data out... Like running a cable, without running a cable
If you already have ethernet in the basement connected to your network upstairs, do some searching for routers with access point mode... Might have to check the manuals for the models you would consider - this would be the simplest and cheapest, it would get you more ports to plug stuff in, and wireless coverage
Thats the thing, the ethernet was installed by a different provider (telus) but now that modem has been removed. That data port is sitting in limbo? I wan that port connect to the modem upstairs is that possible???
Do you know where the other end of that cable is, it should work, if you can connect it...
I don't know where the other end of the cable is? it's not live and i tried connecting it and i get no connection ?
Yeah, if you don't know where the other end is, either completely ignore it and pretend it isn't there, or get one of the tools used (or someone with one) to track wires through walls, so you can try and follow it
If Telus had it hooked up, it should be somewhere near where their modem was installed?
But yeah, otherwise ignore it is there
Ok look, forget i mention that whole scenario.
Here's what I want to do...i want to setup a desktop in the basement of my house, The modem is located upstairs. what are my options?
Powerline network kit, one end connected to your modem/router, the other connected to your desktop
Powerline network kit, one end connected to your modem/router, the other end connected to an access point (or another router acting as an access point), your desktop connected wired or wireless to it.
Adding a wireless adapter to your desktop, and seeing if it will connect to your wireless router (some wireless adapters are better than others)
Last option (or just a spin on the above) is to run an ethernet cable to your basement from your modem/router, instead of using the powerline kit.
How much would it cost to have technician to come onsite and install a power line kit?
This is of topic and not sure if you would know, but I want to buy a shaw digital box (non-HD), i tried looking on the shaw website but couldn;t find a price for one, could you tell me ?
You don't need a tech to come in and install a powerline kit. You plug one adapter into a power outlet near the modem and connect the cable to the modem. You connect the other adapter to a power outlet near the computer you want to have access and plug the cable into the ethernet port on the PC.
Here's a link to a Canadian retailers powerline ethernet kit offerings. Trendnet and TP-Link would be the 2 companies I would recommend. I have a TP-Link AV500 kit and it performs incredibly well.
As for the digital box. Shaw - TV:Digital Box DCT700 - Refurbished
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