DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1087 times:
Last week we had NTL Broadband put in. My dad has the modem downstairs, and the man from NTL said that if we bought a 'router' I could go on it upstairs aswell.
Routers are £69.99, and then I have a buy 2 network cards right? (One for my dad's PC and one for mine?!?)
I saw this product at Argos today and wondered if this was all I needed:
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 997 times:
I don't know about PCs, but on Macs, you can buy one modem and put it on an Airport (wireless router). Then you can put multiple Macs on this with local airport cards. All are networked together as a LAN and all can use the broadband simultaniously.
Victech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 980 times:
What I would recommend is that you buy a Netgear or Linksys wireless router (like the Netgear MR314 or the Linksys BEFW11S4) or any other 802.11b compliant wireless router (not just an access point). That way, you can use any 802.11b compliant wireless device on your network and you're not locked in to any one vendor's cards (if for example, you wanted to wirelessly network a printer, you could do that with 802.11b equipment).
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5245 posts, RR: 27 Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 981 times:
I strongly urge that you visit http://www.dslreports.com, at which site you will find a limitless reserve of information, and knowledgeable experts will volunteer their advice and experience.
That said, assuming that you have a DSL account, you should be able to buy one of the above-mentioned broadband routers, which will allow you to route the IP traffic to several computers at once; it works very well.
I also agree that, if you can part with a little bit extra cash (and it really is very little more!), you should get a router with an 802.11b wireless access point built in, and you can share all over the house (and, if you do not turn on the security functions, all over the block, too!).
I'd avoid products from SMC (personal experience here...) whose product support is spotty at best.
Best of luck...
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