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Moving DSL modem-router from one room to another

I have a router built into my modem, currently it is in my bedroom on my second floor. because of this I get a very weak signal in my basement. rather than buying a wifi extender I'd like to move this modem to the main floor, this way I can get internet signal on all floors. I don't think I can just connect my modem to another telephone line in the house. I spoke to a technician and he said currently I have a pot splitter (don't know what that is) in my basement where the internet comes it. it is connected to two spare lines (black and yellow) in the telephone jack which leads to the bedroom.

Based on this info what would i need to do to move my modem... rather than paying 175$ to a technician to get it done.

Thanks for all the help

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I'd try it.

Now we can get all technical about DSL FILTERS but all that is on the web. Some DSL home installers place the filter in a central spot because many owners got confused and would shut down their internet. So for the room it's going in, won't need the filter (but all that is on the web.)

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You know what I would do?

I would just take the modem-router down to the main floor and hook it up. It maybe the same line...but don't forget the filter. It has been a long time since I use DSL...maybe things might have changed. If it's on the same line then it should just work. Good luck.

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