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Hi,

I have a question, I have cable internet, the provider supplied a router that has wireless as well. I want to run an ethernet cable from that to a second wireless router to put in my garage. Can I do this, will it even work and if so what would be the correct setup so I do not conflict with the first router?

Thanks in advance!

~IrishGent

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Wireless router usually have one WAN port and one or multiple LAN ports.

Plug your cable to any LAN port on both routers.

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Hi,

I have a question, I have cable internet, the provider supplied a router that has wireless as well. I want to run an ethernet cable from that to a second wireless router to put in my garage. Can I do this, will it even work and if so what would be the correct setup so I do not conflict with the first router?

Thanks in advance!

~IrishGent

If you are still wondering, yes. If a small setup, you can just have the second router act as a access point, otherwise you will have to do some subnetting to separate the two routers.

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Like the other 2 gents said a second router will act as WAP. Another simple solution would be to get a repeater that plugs into one of your power outlets in your garage I use one and it boosts my signal another 25 yards or so. (works perfectly)

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Depending on the intended use, you might want to also consider buying a powerline adapter and forgo buying another router/repeater.

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