2 routers; want to retain DSL add another router for satellite internet

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I am interested in Exede satellite as supplemental to DSL. Our DSL is capped, out of range for cable, and have major media consumption demands. Sales told me it would not be a problem to have 2 routers, be he couldn't tell me why. Has anyone had a similar problem or know anything about this situation? I asked him whether both networks running at the same frequency would be possible "I dont see a problem with that". Are they right or wrong?
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If you have two routers, they would need to be operating on different channels. Most routers will detect channels that are in use, and switch to an unused channel. This is what happens in the developed neighborhoods in town, with neighbors close enough, their wireless network can work while yours is just on another channel.
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Ok thx for the reply. So how do I get my double router situation in place before the satellite guy comes? I'll have to buy another modem -- does it go into a second computer since the primary has the dsl gateway/router? its questions like these that keep my toe in the water rather than jupming in.
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HI R,  Exede Satellite service comes with a modem, dish an tria.  The service will only work with the Exede modem.
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I need to hook the Exede modem to a router. My current router is my DSL router. I plan on keeping my DSL service. So what router do I buy that will allow the satellite internet and dsl to operate without any problems from each other.
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I connect dsl Ethernet to my main pc which has only one Ethernet por.

In setting up the second network is a pc connection required

Thx

And btw thx for your help thus far.
The question is the setup of the second router.
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R., it appears that you are trying to connect to a single pc with only Ethernet. In this case, you can only have either DSL or Exede internet connected to your pc at any given time.

A better solution is to have two wireless routers, one for DSL and one for Exede, and then getting a wireless network adapter for your pc. That way you could access either internet service by just picking the appropriate wireless network. You can get very inexpensive wireless adapters for pcs or laptops, if not already equipped, at office supply stores or Best Buy. I use one on my pc that I bought for around $15.

Using wireless routers on each connection, you would have access to either internet service for any smartphones, laptops or pcs with a wireless adapter, including any devices that your family or visitors may have.
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How do I get my wireless adapter (PC) to work with my new 2nd wireless router? My device lists says I have a wireless adapter. 
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R., when you click on the wireless connection icon in the lower right, it will display all the available network connections available to your computer. You should have set up your two wireless adapters with a network name, a different name for each router. Then you can select which network you want to connect to.
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What abt my Rokus, etc.