Networking Question...

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok guys my best friend needs help...... And I know you guys will know what to do so here goes..

My best friend has 1 PC and 1 laptop in her house, but she can only use 1 as she only has one phone outlet to share between her phone and DSL. And because of this only her laptop is being used by her husband, the PC is hers but she has no idea how to network the DSL to both the laptop and PC. ( The laptop stays put in the office, PC is in the bedroom on the otherside of the house )

So what steps does she take to network the DSL. She has 2 cable modems, Iam not sure if she requires 2 or not, but I gave her my spare one anyways.

Can anyone tell me what steps she needs to take to network these computers?

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What OS's this two computers have? how much they want/can spend? Do theywant to connect the PC from the room and the lap in the office or are they going to move them together?
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allright, ive faced a similar conundrum, i have 5 computers, 2 laptops, 3 pc's, both the laptops are hard wired with e.net and the pc's wireless.

you mentioned that the laptop stays put, this is good as it makes the situation easier.

first, a router with both wirelless and wired connections should be acquired.
the router should be installed on the laptop, this will be the "control box" for the router.

once this is done, the DSL modem will be installed with the router.

the laptop will be configured to work on a e.net connection with the router, and a wireless usb adapter will have to be purchased for the PC or a wireless card installed.

once the laptop is hardwired to the internet, start working on the PC and wireless.

if you have SP2, the wireless networking option makes this easier, only after you have installed the card/usb adapter.

to sum it all up...

1. install router onto laptop.

2. previous step includes installing DSL modem to the router

3. install usbadapter/wireless card to PC

4. config to join wireless network already set up, easier with SP2


here are some links for some routers....

canadian:

1. http://accessories.dell.com/sna/Product ... &cs=CADHS1

2.
http://accessories.dell.com/sna/product ... brandid=56



american:

1.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/prod ... ry_id=4243

2.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/Prod ... ry_id=4076



1= router
2= wireless usb adapter
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Um..... 4ss_munk3y, you talking about using wireless, and show a wireless USB adapter, but the router you show is not a wireless router, not to mention why the hell are you buying from Dell?

You don't have to go wireless, you can go wired, if this is a fairly new PC it probally already has the ethernet port right on the MOBO, if you aren't opposed to running a little bit of cat 5 cable (some small holes may need to be drilled in the floor depending on how your house is set up) just buy a router

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=33-124-007R&depa=0

and then run a cable from the desktop to the router and from the laptop to the router. then the last step is to connect the DSL modem to the router. I have never delt with DSL so I am not sure if you need to clone the MAC Address of the Laptop to the router or not, but if you do it is pretty simple.
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You could just go with a Linksys BEFSR41 router instead, unless you plan on using vpn tunnels. Just a suggestion.

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?s ... c=101&sp=1
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Does that routher have the same firewall stuff as the VPN one?

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