Using multiple cable modems

By wrkidd ·
I am considering getting Comcast for internet and cable tv. I plan on having 2 PCs, each on a separate floor that is cable ready. It occurs to me that I will have to have a cable modem and router for each PC since they are on separate floors. Also, to use a tv and PC in the same room I will need cable splitters.

Does this sound accurate? Thanks

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No, not accurate

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Using multiple cable mod ...

You only need one Comcast modem. Your cable company will provide the correct splitter for the service, hanging your TV and Internet off of THAT splitter. The only thing you need to do is put in one router in the room where the cable modem is located, then run cable from the other room and PC to that router. Both PC's will be connected to the one router.

Before you do anything at all, check with Comcast to see if they limit the number of PC's accessing the internet through one account. Some ISP's will charge for more than one PC.

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No, that's not what you need.

by robo_dev In reply to Using multiple cable mod ...

Two cable modems = two accounts = two bills.

You have one cable modem and you buy a router/firewall which typically has four ethernet LAN ports on the back of it. Some router/firewall devices have wireless LAN capability built in.

You plug one PC into one LAN port with an ethernet cable, and the other PC into a different port with an ethernet cable.

Or, if the router/firewall has wireless cability, you plug one PC in via ethernet, and use the Wireless LAN capability to connect the second PC or laptop.


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