Question Wanted some insight, to see if this setup would work!

KryptonikAngel

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So, I currently have 2 routers. One is a Linksys and the other is an ASUS, I don't think models really make a difference in the scenario. Basically, I want to separate these routers entirely, but I want them to run off the same connection, with different IP's and devices connected would be separate.

I was wondering if I could run a switch off the modem and plug in both routers, giving them their own IP's. This way, devices connected to one router, would not show up as devices on the other, like if you were piggy backing them like normal and setting the 2nd router up as an access point.

The whole reason behind this is the number of devices connected throughout my living space, with around 20 devices connected. This would split them in half, making less work for each router and less latency while gaming. Would this work, or would I have issues?
 

nigelivey

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If your ISP gives you more than one IP address (on your WAN) then yes this would work. Work load on the router isn't really a factor here and bear in mind there is no way for anything on routerA to connect to devices on routerB. (Without jiggerypokery)
 

KryptonikAngel

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@nigelivey Ok, so let me ask you this then, showing my current configuration.

Router A (ASUS/Main) Router B (Netgear)

Modem>Router A>Router B

The devices connected to Router B are still showing up in the device list of Router A.

How do I separate these two, so that Router B devices will not show up in Router A?
 
That would mean you have router B running as a AP. If it was running as a router everything would appear to come from the single IP address assigned to the wan port of router B.

Unless you are doing this for security reasons you are best off having everything on a single network.

It is not likely the number of clients will have any impact on your performance. You likely can not even run out of bandwidth unless you have a small connection or have someone who is abusing it.
 
OK, I read you don't really care that they "show up" do u? like you want to hide certain devices from others for privacy purposes, I read your real complaint is about able to SHARE the workload evenly so no one router maybe maxed out and increase latency.

As ^he says, you can only do this right now, hooking them up in parallel, rather than now serial, ONLY if u bought 2 static IP from the service provider, because each router needs its own public IP, AND THEN not only one subnet can't see each other anymore, they won't be able to access each other, is that acceptable to you?

Again, am going to educatedly guess by your post your primary concern is latency, while placing routers in parallel may help, but there no guarantee, plus you will still be affect by other people who are connected to your router. Are u going to segregate the other 19 devices to router2 and keep yourself only on router1? It may help but by how much I couldn't tell you, and again, do you have 2 static IPs?

For latency, I always suggest THIS solution. You will be actively managing and control your latency. No guessing, no hoping it will work, or not.

Now if you only have $10 to spend, you are not the admin, you don't pay the Internet bill, or u can't do ethernet hook ups, bypassing WIFI, all these exercise is moot.
 

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