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2nd modem for internet radio?

post #1 of 8
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I have a DSL modem that is a long way from my receiver. Due to the house layout, pulling cat 5 to the receiver would be a nightmare. Can I p/u a 2nd modem and hook it to a phone jack by the receiver? If so, what would I need to do to make it work?
Sorry for the vague questions, but I'm not at all experienced with internet hookup options. Thanks, Bob
post #2 of 8
You need a wireless bridge device, in addition to a wireless network.

http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/...=Wi%2DFibridge
post #3 of 8
Or ethernet powerline adapters, such as this.
post #4 of 8
Just get a Squeezebox or Sonos and hook into your receiver. It will play internet radio from wireless internet. Also it plays your mp3 connection.

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Originally Posted by Baddad1 View Post

I have a DSL modem that is a long way from my receiver. Due to the house layout, pulling cat 5 to the receiver would be a nightmare. Can I p/u a 2nd modem and hook it to a phone jack by the receiver? If so, what would I need to do to make it work?
Sorry for the vague questions, but I'm not at all experienced with internet hookup options. Thanks, Bob
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by tmnjus View Post

Or ethernet powerline adapters, such as this.

I would go the above route. Probably the cheapest solution, and they work.

Or you may be able to use an Apple Airport Express. I have two of them hooked into my whole house audio system and those work very well too. http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB...mco=MjE0NDc0OQ
post #6 of 8
I read about x10 and UPB, and I wonder why Nuvo, Russound, and other high-end manufacturers would ever consider releasing something using PLC. I think they're smoking crack.

There are just too many problems using PLC.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the ideas. Bob
post #8 of 8
And to specifically answer your question. Two modems on the same copper pair will NOT work. In fact, adding another modem will cause BOTH modems to stop working properly. One at a time.
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