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Shotgun Routers on one Cable modem

By djdubuque ·
Looking for pros and cons on this topic.

Would like to install two routers on my cable modem. I have two IP accounts to use.

I think if I connect the modem to a hub then come off of the hub to each router and then com off of the routers intoa switch. And connect all my computers to the switch.

What do you think?

Thanks

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Shotgun Routers on one Cable modem

by phc In reply to Shotgun Routers on one Ca ...

your question is difficult to answer because it's not clear enough.

If I understand it, you have many workstation/server you want to connect to the internet through this cable modem.

in this case connect one router with one of the two IP adress to your modem and on the other side to your ethernet hub (NIC).

Use IP adress range 192.168.x.y for all you machine and assign adress 192.168.0.1 to your router (hub side).

Use 192.168.0.1 as the Gateway adress for all your workstation/server.

then enable the NAT/PAT capabilities of your router.

That's it.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Shotgun Routers on one Ca ...

You could use the two routers, PAT, give them the 2 IP addresses to the cable modem treating them as if they were workstations

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by wlbowers In reply to Shotgun Routers on one Ca ...

This is possible but my question is why do you want to do this. With the new Router firewalls that are avaible you can have up to 250 machines nat to one external ip address. You won't achieve any benefits by utilizing the two addresses unless you wanted to separate your workgroup in to two unconnected intranets or you have over 250 machines on your intranet. You would have to configure your machines to utilize one router
or the other.

Save the extra money their charging you for the 2nd ip. Drop to one ip and go with a router/dns server.

Lee

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