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    • #56417

      morset
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      @morset

      I am planning to add a wired router, not splitter or switchbox, but actual wired router to an existing free output from current wireless router. Already using the other 3 wired outputs. Long story but all incoming internet access (modem) is at end of long ranch home with foiled insulation & wireless doesn’t cover other end of house. Using newer Nighthawk AX6 AX5400 WiFi Router. In process of wiring (Cat 6) from this end of house to 2-3 TV’s to eliminate cable boxes & use apps to watch tv. I’m interested in a decent wired router brand & model; need 3-4 lines run from it.

      Thanks

    • #56419

      TeamKomando:John
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      @264458

      Hello morset,

      Is there any reason you want to add a second router? if you do this you will create a double NAT, which can cause issues with some devices.

      If this is in fact what you want to do then you should use the same if not a similar nighthawk. Otherwise Using an unmanaged gigabit network switch is what you want.

    • #57073

      morset
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      @morset

      What is double NAT? I was told an actual router was what I needed; not a switch. I need more LAN outputs than currently available with wireless router, so as to maintain broadband content?

    • #57074

      TeamKomando:John
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      @264458

      Hello Morset,

      NAT stands for Network Address Translation.

      If you plug router A (WAN) into your modem, then router B’s wan port into router A’s switch port (LAN) then every device connected to router B will be double NAT’ed.

      INTERNET < ROUTER A (192.168.0.x) < ROUTER B (10.0.0.X) Thus creating 10.0.0.X IP to be translated to 192.168.0.X before it hits the internet. This can cause latency issues definitely with VOIP audio. If you simply need more ports, you definitely need a switch.

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