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DSL connection - additional pc connection - how do i?


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Jnita

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Hello,

I have read Dan G's post about how to set up Internet Connection Sharing(XP) - thanks Dan G, it will help.

My OS and PC:
XP Home 2002 SP2
Processor: Intel® Celeron® DCPU
430 @ 1.80GHz
960 MB RAM

Modem: RFC 1483 Mode (wired)
device type: network adapter
manufacturer: Marconi
Location: Location 0 (DynaMiTe USB Modem)

My Question(s):
What hardware do I need to connect another PC or Laptop to my dsl connection? (... a HUB or a ROUTER? or not)
My modem do not have any other port (telephone line or USB) open, all ports (if correct term - sorry) are used.

Thanks for any assistance in advance.

Regards
Juanita
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jaxisland

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Welcome to Geeks To Go!!

If you want to setup a network, you need a hardware box, like a router.

If you want to use Internet Connection Sharing, that is built into Windows and you wont need anything for hardware other than cables.
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Jnita

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jaxisland,

thanks for your welcome greeting and reply.

usb cables?

and I assume a router will ensure that 2nd connection not slow down my speed.


Regards,
Juanita
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Neil Jones

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A router will split the traffic equally between all the computers connected to it that are using the Internet. Some better routers may allow you to prioritise the internet traffic but most don't.

So if you download a file at, for example, 100k a second just on your own, and somebody else starts downloading another file on a second computer, both computers will eventually end up downloading at 50k a second until one finishes and the other speeds up due to the extra space having been made available. The speed of the routers' connection to the internet will not be affected but the available speed will vary depending on what both computers are doing on the Internet.
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Thanks Neil
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