Question Can I use my router in a different location?

Lutfij

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So long as the router connects to the same wire that enters your existing house(in your new home) then yes you should be able to work with it. You're probably going to have to contact your ISP due to the relocation.
 

digitalgriffin

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Can I bring my router provided by my isp (Spectrum) to another location ie. Another house?
Technically speaking, they own it.

But if you remain within their system, you should be able to carry it with you. If it fails to connect, just call them and tell you need your cable modem re provisioned on their network for a new address. They will need the MAC address on the box and the new address.

What happens is the local node usually contains a list of valid macs allowed access. If you move your new node will not have your MAC on the access list, so it will reject it. This will require a reprovision which will also assign you the best available bonded channels.
 

AllanGH

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Are you talking about a permanent move, or just running over to a friend's house?

Is this a router ONLY, or is it your cable modem combined with a router?

1.) If it's a router only: You can take it and use it pretty-much wherever you want.
2.) If it's a cable modem plus router: You're better-off leaving it at home.
3.) If you are making a permanent move, and #2 applies, contact Spectrum to re-provision your service.
 
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