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Two Internet Lines: One Videotron and One Fizz with a Different source How To?

Hello all,
I am currently working from home and expect to be working from home for a long while. I currently live in a home with my parents. My father is also working from home. His office (in the basement of our house) contains the modem and all the other networking gear required. As this is the only place where it can be set up supposedly. The office requires a direct connection. My office is set up in the third floor of the office and it happens often that the WiFi get’s a bit sketchy. My goal is to get a second cheap Fizz line installed in this office so that I can have a consistent connection for my work (as I often break up in meetings, or get outages as I am working).

From other posts I have seen in the community it seems doable, but I wanted to know if this would be the correct approach. I get a Videotron technician to come over and do a ‘modem relocation’ and move it to my office. Once he installs it and sets up a new co-axial connection, I physically move it to our basement. Once the Fizz technician comes, we set up the connection in my room.

Thoughts?

Other posts referenced:
https://community.fizz.ca/questions/2325512-will-technician-run-cable-already-television-service-videotron
https://community.fizz.ca/questions/2197180-sine-belong-quebecor-swapping-videotron-internet-fizz-internet-require-anything-particular
https://community.fizz.ca/questions/2312451-possible-2-different-internet-provider-house

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The problem Fizz will not install a second coaxial cable, therefore, you will be obliged to use the cable in the basement with a split, and the Fizz modem is recognized to have a standard Wifi power, therefore, you will end up with the same problem.
In my opinion, you will be better off with a new router or an extended ( I am not a fan of Wifi extended)

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@mike thanks for the quick and precise answer! I will look into a better router but I guess to keep the best uptime a power line adapter would be my next best option. I just don't like using them due to the fact they destroy download speeds haha/

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A good router can be the best options, usually the router given from the providers are average :D

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Or you can try D-Link Powerline AV2 1000 2-Port Gigabit Passthrough.
If it worked it would be only a 1 time expense

True, and even if you invested in top-of-the-line router like the Google Nest wifi with an extra point, long term is still cheaper than a recurring monthly internet fee

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Hi James!

Everybody have answered!
Now choose your best answer! :)