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I already have a working network on another floor but because we cannot route an ethernet cable to my room and there is already a phone line cable routed to my room I am in need of another modem.

Does it matter the type of modem I get? I'm seeing things like Cable modems and ADSL modems as I don't want a 56k because of the speed.

I'm using Bell's Internet Performance Package, link.

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It all depends what kind of service you use: dial-up, cable, or DSL.
Besides, if you want to use second modem, you'll need to obtain another account from your ISP. If this is dial-up, I'm even not sure, if it's possible (it's been a while...)
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i'm assuming you can't do wireless to get the connection from the other area to your room?

another option would be something called a homeplug....basically it's a network adapter that you would plug into your network downstairs via ethernet...then plug into a power outlet...then you'd plug in an ethernet cable upstairs and the wall outlet....then the device sends the network traffic over the power lines in your house instead of wireless or through ethernet

http://www.tigerdire...ywords=homeplug
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It all depends what kind of service you use: dial-up, cable, or DSL.
Besides, if you want to use second modem, you'll need to obtain another account from your ISP. If this is dial-up, I'm even not sure, if it's possible (it's been a while...)

I am using DSL.

i'm assuming you can't do wireless to get the connection from the other area to your room?

I'd prefer not to due to low speeds.

another option would be something called a homeplug....basically it's a network adapter that you would plug into your network downstairs via ethernet...then plug into a power outlet...then you'd plug in an ethernet cable upstairs and the wall outlet....then the device sends the network traffic over the power lines in your house instead of wireless or through ethernet

I'm going to get some more information on this.

Thanks for your help.
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Keep us posted.
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