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# 65041 28-Jul-2010 11:46
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Hello
I've a wireless linksys router/modem which is in my bedroom connected to my PC. It connects wirelessly to the mobile devices (mobile phone etc). But recently purchased a blu ray player that can connect to internet but it cant access wireless connection. i've another modem/router sitting around and want to use this with the player. so my question is can i use both routers at the same time on same telephone line/connection ?

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  # 357631 28-Jul-2010 11:51
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Are you planning to connect via ethernet? You can cascade them - plug the new router into the existing one. But make sure you disable DHCP on the second router, and make it use automatic IP. Alternatively you can assign a static IP to the new router.

Obviously a switch would be easier...

You could do it via wireless though I'd say performance would suffer and configuration might not be as easy.




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  # 357635 28-Jul-2010 11:53
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sqlpro: Hello
I've a wireless linksys router/modem which is in my bedroom connected to my PC. It connects wirelessly to the mobile devices (mobile phone etc). But recently purchased a blu ray player that can connect to internet but it cant access wireless connection. i've another modem/router sitting around and want to use this with the player. so my question is can i use both routers at the same time on same telephone line/connection ?


Umm...what's the connection port on the blu-ray player? By "can connect to internet" I am assuming it will have an RJ45 ethernet port? If that's the case you can just wire it up to your existing router. If there are no spare ethernet ports on your router then get a switch. Please correct me if I got the wrong idea...




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  # 357638 28-Jul-2010 11:57
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Umm...what's the connection port on the blu-ray player? By "can connect to internet" I am assuming it will have an RJ45 ethernet port? If that's the case you can just wire it up to your existing router. If there are no spare ethernet ports on your router then get a switch. Please correct me if I got the wrong idea...


on the back of blu ray player it has LAN port. see the 4th picture in following link
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=8482

i cant wire it up because its too far (one is other end of house and the other one is other side).



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  # 357639 28-Jul-2010 12:00
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freitasm: Are you planning to connect via ethernet? You can cascade them - plug the new router into the existing one. But make sure you disable DHCP on the second router, and make it use automatic IP. Alternatively you can assign a static IP to the new router.


freitasm, are you suggesting connect new router to PC and make necessary changes you suggested  and then connect it to blu ray player ?

Obviously a switch would be easier...

I did not understand this ,can you be more specific please ?

You could do it via wireless though I'd say performance would suffer and configuration might not be as easy.

there is no wireless option on this blu ray so cant do that.

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  # 357646 28-Jul-2010 12:14
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sqlpro:

i cant wire it up because its too far (one is other end of house and the other one is other side).


If you can run a network cable under the floor or through the roof/attic this is the best solution.

Otherwise you can look at ethernet networking via normal power sockets like these (but they are fairly expensive $150-200 for a twin pack kit)

http://www.dynalink.co.nz/products/ethernet-over-power/np201av
http://www.dynalink.co.nz/products/ethernet-over-power/np285

They are often called home plugs too

http://www.homeplug.org/home/



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  # 357649 28-Jul-2010 12:18
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Ragnor:
sqlpro:

i cant wire it up because its too far (one is other end of house and the other one is other side).


If you can run a network cable under the floor or through the roof/attic this is the best solution.

Otherwise you can look at ethernet networking via normal power sockets like these (but they are fairly expensive)

http://www.dynalink.co.nz/products/ethernet-over-power/np201av
http://www.dynalink.co.nz/products/ethernet-over-power/np285

They are often called home plugs too

http://www.homeplug.org/home/


Ragnor , thanks for the advise . But my question is ,is it possible to use two routers at the same time ? i've another phone socket next to blu ray player so probably dont need the product you are suggesting (which uses power sockets) .



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  # 357653 28-Jul-2010 12:21
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Please note my second router does not do WIRELESS. only the one am currently using with my pc has wireless.

 
 
 
 


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  # 357668 28-Jul-2010 12:38
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The short answer to your question is no.

You can only have one adsl router active on a single line number. Ragnor's suggestion of using ethernet over power or alternatively purchasing another wireless router of the same make/model and setting up WDS if it supports that type of connection.

Not all models of wireless routers support WDS, so it would depend on the make/model of your current router.

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  # 357673 28-Jul-2010 12:48
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Short answer no.
That would mean you are trying to log on twice to you ISP with different connections on the same line.

You need to either run a cable from your existing device
Use the Mains powered option
or get an a wireless access point you can configure as a bridge and put it at the other equipment.



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  # 357701 28-Jul-2010 13:17
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Thanks oldhat & oxnsox for your answers, thats kind of answer am looking for.

and i assume if i use them individually (switch off one while using another) should be ok, right?

wireless access point idea sounds easy to do if above is not practical in use.

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  # 357715 28-Jul-2010 13:44
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sqlpro:

and i assume if i use them individually (switch off one while using another) should be ok, right?



You could do that but it would be pretty annoying having to manually switch them on and off and having to wait a few minutes for the dsl connection to sync/connect and establish the ppp connection to your isp.




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  # 357716 28-Jul-2010 13:50
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True Ragnor, first i need to see how frequently am going to use internet thru my blu ray player.

if i do it frequently probably i'll invest in wireless access point. Thanks.

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  # 357722 28-Jul-2010 14:05
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Unplug, not just switch off. Is the phone outlet by the blu ray player ok for ADSL in anycase?




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  # 357725 28-Jul-2010 14:08
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Is the phone outlet by the blu ray player ok for ADSL in anycase?


sorry not followed the question fully. can you be more specific plz? i thought all phone outlets can be used for routers, is it not ?

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  # 357736 28-Jul-2010 14:33
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No, when you have a proper installation, there is one outlet that is connected to the unfiltered line which has adsl available on it, the others are filtered by the central splitter so there is no adsl on them.

If you use plug infilters then it will work, but those are a nasty bodge job that IMO shouldnt have been allowed by telecom.




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