Is it ok to have 2 routers on one DSL line?
Does it affect bandwidth? I just don't know enough about this stuff.
Nutshell version: after many dropouts and loss of Internet requiring frequent reboots, I called Verizon and let their rep walk me through some changes. The result was that instead of their modem leading to my old Linksys router, which then broadcast the WiFi to my home, their modem was set to act as the router, and I no longer saw my old network.
Fast forward: I bought an n-band router (for security reasons), hooked it up to Verizon's modem no problem. But in addition to the network named for the new router, I also see the Vz network. Couldn't put the Vz modem into bridge mode on my own, so I chatted with another rep, who merely stopped it from broadcasting its signal.
My question is, was that sufficient, or does it need to be set on Bridge mode? (My concern is that it's somehow stealing bandwidth from my new router.)
I'm sure the answer is obvious to some of you, but I have no idea, so I'm asking!