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2 Computers, 1 DSL


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logan11

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What's the cheapest way to split the internet on a DSL box to two computers. Me and my mother have our computers in the same room right now but we're building a house and she wants me to put my computer downstairs (I got my OWN level :tazz: ) and hers upstairs in the living room.

What's the cheapest way to split the internet between our 2 computers but still get a good connection, enough for me to play my games and enough for her to do her schoolwork.

Thanks for your help ;)

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Probably a wireless router, you need the router and one wireless card for the computer that's farthest from the internet connection, the other one can use a cable. A long cable by itself will be expensive and not work very well.

They will generally have one wireless connection and four wired ones.

Edited by Tyger, 18 July 2005 - 01:48 PM.

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so 1 wireless router, 1 wireless card, and 1 (ethernet?) cable is all I need correct?
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That's about right. You may get a cable with the router. What kind of cable runs to your current computer?
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ethernet cable
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Sounds about right, I have a similar setup, but ran a 75 ft wire around the side of the house and drilled holes to connect the rooms. I haven't noticed any problems with it, but in theory, you might experience some slowdown.

I got the 75 ft cable off of Amazon for about 6 bucks a few months ago, so it definately was not expensive.

It would be cheaper to go with a wired setup, but you may not want to drill holes in your walls and have to seal them. And of course you might experience a little less performance.

But, if you can easily afford a wireless setup I would reccommend it.
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Well, I think since it will be a new house that we're building, it can either go 2 ways, either she won't care about drilling as long as we get it done early, or she'll be super over-protective and not want to do it.

But she's already told me she'll pay for a wireless system if I set up and we get everything in 1 trip.
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Wireless router/gateway is your safest bet. Wireless will also cut down on the massive amount of cable lol.

-Matt
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hm if I post some links to a few that I've seen around here would you mind telling me which is the best?
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here's what I was looking at at Radioshack a few weeks back:

router:
http://www.radioshac.....ct_id=25-3175

card:
http://www.radioshac.....ct_id=25-3280
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