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Can I use two ISP with the same router?

By janranile ·
I wanted to ask if this is possible. I have my main ISP with its modem connected to my main router. I have an extra router that could use a mobile data. I wanted to connect my extra router to my main router so if ever the main ISP will have technical difficulties, I could use it as a back-up. I don't want to pull out the lan cable connected to my PC every time I switch from my main router to my extra router. Is there a way that I could just switch between the two without pulling out the lan cable on my PC?
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by kbtr1 Moderator In reply to Can I use two ISP with th ...

Assuming that your router has one WAN-port to connect to something that connects to the Internet, and your PC has one LAN-port to connect to your router, it's clear that you need to pull out at least one cable.

But you can try to add a second LAN-port to your PC, and see if it's possible to switch between the two with some setting.

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by rajesh_0047 In reply to Can I use two ISP with th ...

There is, perhaps, a way of doing this.
You main router has an IP address to the main ISPm, say IP1.
Your second router has its IP to the alternate ISPa, say IP2.
In your PC, define the Gateway of the LAN / WiFi network as IP1 or IP2 as the case is.
You can do this change by going to the LAN settings, or use a free program (https://netsetman.en.softonic.com/) or a bat file using line command netsh.

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