Dual ISP through split network?


New member
Aug 28, 2022
Not sure if the title is correct :)

Hardware I have available.
TP Link 300Mb Wireless N 4G LTE Router (running on Vodafone nano sim),
IPhone 13 (running on GiffGaff micro sim),
A Few short Ethernet Cables,
Various Smart Devices.
Alienware x17 R1 Laptop

I would like to create two networks one for smart devices and Torrents the other for general internet access.
My router supports both 2.4g and 5g so I would assume that it could run the torrents on the 5g band and the smart devices on the 2.4g band.
I do not want the internet conection from my router visable to my computer in general though. Only to specific applications such as alexa, qbittorrents and the assorted array of smart apps that the smart devices require.

The Internet connection would be provided to the laptop in general by the IPhone, which needs to be something like a plug and play / hotswap deal.
The laptop picks up the usb connection to the IPhone as an ethernet conection.

I need the router to be wireless and ethernet enabled due to placement of laptop and assorted smart devices.

I tried posting this question on Spiceworks, but they did not give anyone a chance to answer simply because I am not a profeshonal. Dispite having Studied Computers a decade ago.
The only person to reply to this question on Spiceworks said I needed Enterpise Grade Hardware.
If that means upgrading my router that is something I have been looking at doing this for a while, but it probibly wont be soon.
However if that means buying a network cabinet, and a loads of stuff to fill it with I can not do it.

My laptop runs Windows 11 Home
I have a Killer E3100G 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller on my Laptop

If someone can walk me through how to set this up step by step I would be most grateful


CHF Owner
Oct 31, 2009
Florida U.S.A.
Best way to accomplish what you want it to buy a second router and create a new network. I have one router setup using 192.168.. address space and have second router setup using 10.0... This give me two distinct networks. Each has its own 2.4 and 5.0 wifi network. I split my devices like you would like to do.

It's not a huge investment. You can pick up a good wifi6 router pretty cheap if you look.