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Cable modems I am currently using broadband (cable). I would like to hook up another pc in a different room using a second cable modem box. I tried this but received message that there was no connection. Is there a way to hook up a second cable modem in order to get an additional pc line in another room rather than use a router?

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I have heard of people doing it.
However, you will need to pay the cable company for an additional line / service, as the MAC address of the modem has to be registered with them in order for it to work.

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Yes there is a way

1.Buy a four/eight port hub or switch(switch preferrably) from a hardware store.
2.Connect the cable that run from the modem to the first computer to the switch/hub box.
3.Run different cat5 twisted pair cable(straight through) from the switch box to the various computer.the cable length depends on where your pcs are located.
5.apply the right ip address where applicable or use DHCP

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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