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How do I set up network for house wired for cat5

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New house, wired for cat 5.   Internet provider is cable.  Can I put a router between the cable connection and one of the leads to the office and put a wireless router on the office connection?   I have two wireless routers.  Can I use one and connect it to the cable and turn off wireless then set up the wireless router in the office?   What do I do about DHCP and the settings on the first router (connected to the cable)?
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Yes, you can put a router right after the cable modem.  I would let the router handle DHCP.  Note that if you want all the devices to talk to each other, you want only one router handling DHCP for all of them.  You'll have to experiment with using the second router in the office for WiFi.

It might work better if you ran the cable modem to the office router and then just used switches instead of routers to connect to everything else.  Then you would have only one DHCP source and everything would be on the same network.
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I'll go get a switch and use that instead of two routers.  should be easier.
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I think so.  Good luck, thanks for the points.
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