[SOLVED] Two Routers from One Modem *HELP*

GT58

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I'm looking to get the NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem CM1200. This modem has 4 ethernet ports on the back. is it possible to have two of the ports go to two different wireless routers for better coverage over the house? or will i need to daisy chain the wireless router to the 2nd wireless router?

I saw this video on youtube as an option (
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsE9OWQdtog
), but it might be easier for us to have the modem spit off in two ways to separate parts of the house. wifi boosters,etc are not an option.

Please let me know if 2 of the 4 ports on the back of the CM1200 can be set up to work with individual wireless routers for better coverage.

Thank you in advance!!
 

kanewolf

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I'm looking to get the NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem CM1200. This modem has 4 ethernet ports on the back. is it possible to have two of the ports go to two different wireless routers for better coverage over the house? or will i need to daisy chain the wireless router to the 2nd wireless router?

I saw this video on youtube as an option (
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsE9OWQdtog
), but it might be easier for us to have the modem spit off in two ways to separate parts of the house. wifi boosters,etc are not an option.

Please let me know if 2 of the 4 ports on the back of the CM1200 can be set up to work with individual wireless routers for better coverage.

Thank you in advance!!
The CM1200 is a cable modem and not a router. IF you only purchased one IP address then you will have to use one of your routers as a ROUTER (WAN connected to the CM1200). You then configure the second device as an access point and connect to the LAN port on router 1.
The CM1200 looks like a modem/router combo but the 4 ports are to support 4 independent public IP addresses or for link aggregation. I believe only one of the ports on your CM1200 will be functional.
 
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kanewolf

Titan
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I'm looking to get the NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem CM1200. This modem has 4 ethernet ports on the back. is it possible to have two of the ports go to two different wireless routers for better coverage over the house? or will i need to daisy chain the wireless router to the 2nd wireless router?

I saw this video on youtube as an option (
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsE9OWQdtog
), but it might be easier for us to have the modem spit off in two ways to separate parts of the house. wifi boosters,etc are not an option.

Please let me know if 2 of the 4 ports on the back of the CM1200 can be set up to work with individual wireless routers for better coverage.

Thank you in advance!!
The CM1200 is a cable modem and not a router. IF you only purchased one IP address then you will have to use one of your routers as a ROUTER (WAN connected to the CM1200). You then configure the second device as an access point and connect to the LAN port on router 1.
The CM1200 looks like a modem/router combo but the 4 ports are to support 4 independent public IP addresses or for link aggregation. I believe only one of the ports on your CM1200 will be functional.
 
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