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#193841 26-Mar-2016 08:27
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I've just upgraded from VDSL to fiber and I now have 2 Vodafone HG659 Wifi routers. 


Can I plug another cable into my fiber wall box and put the old router out in my garage? 




If so, what settings do I need to change in the router and how do I do it? 









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  #1519932 26-Mar-2016 08:34
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Yes. This has been discussed a few times.


1. Disable DHCP on your second HG659.


2. Assign a manual IP address to the second HG659 in the second HG's admin portal (if your first HG uses 10.1.1.XXX then something like will do or ->


3. Plug from a LAN port in your second HG into your first HG. Don't use the WAN port.


If you have trouble google is your friend or someone here will help you.


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Ultimate Geek

  #1519956 26-Mar-2016 10:33
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No  -  you can't just connect up two routers to the ONT (chorus) as only one port (LAN1) is active




but you could run the 2nd router as a switch off the first router  as per the previous post

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  #1520268 27-Mar-2016 09:10
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Yes and No.


No you cant plug anything else into that ONT. Unless you pay for a secondary connection.


But what you can do is in one of the LAN ports of the active modem you can run a cable off to the garage with the other modem plugged into one of the LAN ports. On the secondary one you will need to disabled DHCP. I presume you just want to have a switch and some better wifi out in the garage. 

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  #1544682 30-Apr-2016 23:10
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All above is true, I think you can also on the second HG659 set-up WAN as bridge mode, you can then plug the LAN from 1st Main Router to WAN on 2nd Extended Router, this frees up one extra LAN port on the second router if needed.


Don't forget if you have Wifi turned on for 2nd Router then you can also use this as a wireless extension, but maybe use a differed SSID than Router 1. Although I hear same SSID's can also work.

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