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How to have two wired internet connections, across house

by JSWigginton / July 25, 2013 8:14 AM PDT

I have Charter internet, which runs through the cable line. I have two wired devices, on opposite sides of my house, that I want to connect to the internet: My computer, and a blu-ray dvd player. I THOUGHT I could just buy a second modem and hook it up to the coax cable on the other end of my house -- if I had cable tv it would work in the whole house but NO, charter insists that their internet service is ONE wired modem per house and that, to connect my second modem, I'd have to pay for internet AGAIN, doubling what I already pay. NO WAY. They offered me a "free wireless upgrade". NOT what I need. Told me I could buy a repeater. As far as I've seen those are WIRELESS ONLY.

What else can I do that doesn't involve stringing a 200 ft ethernet cord from one end of my house to the other?

(Sorry for the ranty caps.)

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What kind of BluRay?
by volvogirl / July 27, 2013 10:10 AM PDT

Aren't most BD players today wireless? Why don't you want to go wireless? Then you could connect many devices like if you got another BD player or an iPad or tablet or laptop. Or if you got a game system or a Roku box, etc. Or if visitors bring over a laptop, etc.

Wireless is the way to go.

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True.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 25, 2013 10:21 AM PDT

2 modems = 2 x the ISP cost.

Did you try the usual Powerline network bridge?
Bob

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by JSWigginton / July 25, 2013 8:23 PM PDT
In reply to: True.

I never even knew that was an option. What would I need to get that set up and working? And about how much would something like that cost me?

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How to have two wired internet connections, across house
by alexmartin11 / September 26, 2013 7:22 PM PDT

what you need is just a router, a router could have a wifi or not, some routers have them both
if your two machines are wired only you can connect the machines to the router and the router has a WAN port where you will connect your modem. you can ask activ8me customer support if you have questions on satellite and fixed wireless broadband and routers.

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