Can I put two routers in one house?

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See, I am the home owner of a house and I am renting a room there. The people who are renting have a wireless router in the house all connected to verizon. They have it locked so I asked for their password, they gave it to me but their Internet was really slow. I asked them if I can replace their Internet service

See, I am the home owner of a house and I am renting a room there. The people who are renting have a wireless router in the house all connected to verizon. They have it locked so I asked for their password, they gave it to me but their Internet was really slow. I asked them if I can replace their Internet service with a faster service, and that I will pay for the extra money it will cost. They did declined and wanted to keep the Internet as it is.

Is there any way I can get a wireless Internet router from a different company in my house, if they already have one? I am thinking of buying a separate Internet box. Please respond, thanks!

Best Answer:

John: I have two routers on my ISP connection. The first router – the one that connects directly to the incoming ISP line – provides a WiFi network for my friends to use when they visit. The second router has its WAN/Internet port connected by Ethernet to one of the PC/LAN ports on the first router. The two routers offer different subnets to devices connected to them.

This arrangement keeps all my devices, which are connected to the second router, isolated and inaccessible from devices connected to the first router.

However, in your case, if your lodgers have their own slow Internet service and you are willing to pay more, why not simply get a second ISP connection into your house, which is faster and possibly from a different ISP. Personally, I am never in favour of sharing an ISP connection in a situation such as yours. Using a separate ISP connection will protect you from any activities and malware infections that your lodgers may have or be involved with.

I hope this helps.

Other answer:

John:
Yes you can, but you will need another phone / fibre or cable connection into the house.

There is no technical reason this can't be done, and if you have a separate phone line it will be easy to get ADSL connected to that. Imagine a building that's made up of several apartments, each with their own phone and internet.

It could of course be tricky if you are just renting a room.

It's also possible that their connection is OK, but your wifi signal is poor at your room. If that's the case it may be better to get a cheap wifi range extender. You place that in a position 1/2 way between your device and the main wifi, and it boosts the signal to and from your device.

Freelance Web Designer:
yes, you can put two routers in one house but you must connect the second router using the different cable called roll over cable. I know how to do that but you can ask a network technician in your area mostly a cisco network technician, most of them knows that.
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Yes
BigE:
So if they have FIOS, you can install almost anything else because they ride on different medium (cable or phone line) and FIOS is fiber optic.
V. Perkins:
Or you could order Cable Internet service…
Matthew:
You could also buy an extender
Dave:
You can get as many as you want.

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