Multiple Cable Modems

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  1. Ryan5505 macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to install two cable modems on the same line? I have a guest house that is about 300 feet away from the main house and I would like to also have highspeed internet installed.

    I already have Road Runner service in the main house. Would it be possibe to purchase an additional cable modem at best buy?

    I have tried using my airport express, but the signal will not reach the guest house.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Since a cable is going to have to go out there anyway, you might as well lay down some Ethernet cable.
     
  3. Ryan5505 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What is the longest range router on the market.
     
  5. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    I believe you can get directional antennas for the router, which will send a strong signal in one direction, ie, in the direction of the guest house.. fraid I"m not too sure about it, though, but it might be worth looking into.
     
  6. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    SO you have cable, as in cable TV, in both the main house & the guest suite,
    or are you saying the suite is already wired with ethernet jacks ?
     
  7. CyberPrey macrumors regular

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    You could hook in another cable moden out there, however almost ALL of the ISP's would consider that as a second account.
     
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