Having two dsl boxes in my house

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Dsl and phone lines
Hi my name is Gabe and i was wondering if i am allowed to have two dsl routers in my house. In this case there are two phone lines in the wall. One on the third floor and one on the second floor. One dsl router is connected to the internet on the third floor via the phone line, is it possible to have a dsl box connected to the phone line on the second floor? and if so, can i connect my wifi router to the one on the second floor? any tips would be much appreciated!!

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Connecting multiple dsl boxes to a phone line

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I don’t believe you can have 2 different routers. I had DSL for about 14 years. All i needed was a good wifi router. If you are having issues with signal strength, you get buy some cheap range extender to cover the ‘dead spots’ in your home. Usually when using DSL you are required to put filters on the other lines to prevent signal loss.

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  • TheRealRaven
    If your ISP doesn't have some reason to disallow it (and I can't think of any reason they would) and you're actually meaning that they are two separate lines, there shouldn't be a problem with two routers.

    Do you have a reason to want two? I also have two lines; and once in a while I think about a second router. I just haven't convinced myself that paying for a second account would give good enough benefits. For me, the 2nd would be a static IP address.
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  • ToddN2000
    Yes, what raven said is correct. In order to have 2 boxes, you would need 2 separate phone numbers. It cannot just be another extension within the household.  I also agree on not paying for second line unless you want a static IP which is an additional cost. The only other way I would consider paying for a second line/account would be if I could not get the bandwidth if I was sharing it with others in the household.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Probably no. You may require two separate phone numbers to achieve. Have you asked your provider?
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