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Old 06-01-05, 11:02 AM   #1
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DSL Connection question

Instead of networking 2 computers,how would I just split the DSL connection to 2 computers running XP. From the combo router/modem. Would I still use the patch cable from router to each computer. Do not need to share files on these computers just the DSL connection. Thanks for any advice you can provide
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Old 06-01-05, 11:08 AM   #2
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Connect each computer to the router using an ethernet card and cable (you can get these in USB if you don't want to open your computer up to install a card). They should then both have connection to the DSL line and to each other. - Jim
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thats the whole purpose of a router....to split dsl a connection between multiple computers. like jaldridge said, just plug the computers into the router and plug the dsl into the other side and presto!
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Your combo router/modem has multiple ports, yes? then run a network cable from each computer to the router. Note that this only works if your modem is a router and thus has multiple ports. The ones I've used require a seperate router in order to connect more than one computer to the modem.
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Old 06-01-05, 02:50 PM   #5
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Yes the modem is a router. I want to thank you all for the answers. Seems pretty simple. I think even I can figure it out.
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Gee... that's networking!
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yep, just install the ethernet card on each comp. I believe these can be found for >20 dollars. I dont know if your familiar or not with installing these but its a very simple task
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Old 06-01-05, 04:35 PM   #8
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I really feel like a moron sometimes. Again, thanks.
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If one of the computers is a laptop, you might consider wireless. It is nice to read bike forums in bed or over a bowl of cheerios.
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If one of the computers is a laptop, you might consider wireless. It is nice to read bike forums in bed or over a bowl of cheerios.
my desktop now sits idle for this very reason. I listen to my music and play video games on the desktop workhorse. That's about it. big speakers, and the big V card on the desktop
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If one of the computers is a laptop, you might consider wireless. It is nice to read bike forums in bed or over a bowl of cheerios.

I did that when I first went wireless, then realized I broke one of my favorite rules- the bedroom is considered my sanctuary to me, and that means no tv, no radio, no food, etc. I did the laptop thing for two days, then moved the laptop to my living room. But those were two glorious, glorious days!

Wireless is the best! I had wireless DSL through SBC, and it worked out well and was very easy to set up. Seriously consider it if you have a laptop and a PC.

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