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Modems Can I install a modem in one side of my home for my wife and another in my office. We have cable intenet service and i would like to have a modem in each location. I know I can go wireless but this is difficult in these locations

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It's possible..but your cable providor needs to authorize both modems on the same line, from a technical aspect..

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