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Standard User cawright1
(newbie) Wed 02-Aug-17 23:55:56
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Broadband in shed and home


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Hi guys, looking for some advice if possible please?

I will soon be moving into a residential park home, which is currently being built. As the house is relatively small, I am having a shed built in the garden which I will use as an office.

As my computers will be in there, I'm thinking of having a broadband connection originating from the shed as opposed to the main dwelling, the house. However, I would also like internet access in the house itself, so I can use my laptop, phone, and the television broadband.

What's the best way to go around this? Is there a situation where you can have two routers connected to each other? (one in house one in shed) Any other ideas?

I see the area I'm in is covered by most suppliers, so all ideas/pointers appreciated.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 03-Aug-17 03:40:05
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You could do but I guess the house would be more secure for the main connection and insureable.
I have an external Ethernet cable running from my house to the shed.

How far is the shed from your home?
Does mains power run from your home to the shed?
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 03-Aug-17 03:50:56
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Is the shed secure enough for a PC? You hear of lawn mowers being pinched from sheds I can imagine a PC would be a target.

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Standard User awontroba
(regular) Thu 03-Aug-17 06:45:49
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Damp might be a problem too. Long ago I kept and used an Osborne 1 in a garage. One cold winter night I switched it on to hear a "thud" when the power supply arced.

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 03-Aug-17 09:12:00
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No you cannot have two routers connected.

As you are having power installed to the shed, now would be an ideal time to have some Cat5e or Cat6 cable laid too. Not in the same duct as power but can be in the same trench. Have 2 x Cat5e/6 SWA (Armoured) cables laid between house and shed, and terminate with RJ45 wall mount sockets. The second is a back up in case of failure- albeit unlikely.

Install the modem/router where the phone terminates and connect a patch lead from the router to an RJ45 socket, then in the shed a similar patch lead to a small 8 port Gbit switch.

There are other potential options with two cables running between the locations such as modem at house, router in shed, then a feed back to a switch in the house for example.


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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 03-Aug-17 09:20:30
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You can use 2 routers if you configure the remote one as a wireless access point.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 03-Aug-17 09:23:16
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
You could do but I guess the house would be more secure for the main connection and insureable.
I have an external Ethernet cable running from my house to the shed.



He can also insure the shed .... what has that got to do with the original question?


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 03-Aug-17 09:23:45
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And it then becomes a WAP not a router.


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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 03-Aug-17 09:28:00
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Not necessarily. You can use 2 routers and employ double NAT instead.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Thu 03-Aug-17 09:28:24
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Which leaves the question of what did the OP actually mean when asking if they could connect two routers. Only geeks and nerds know the difference.

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