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I have 3 computers at home that I have networked together using a switch. I have broadband and it is connect with a USB modem to my main computer. The only problem is that if the other two computers want to connect to the internet, the MAIN computer has to be turned on (and connect to the internet)

I know that you can buy a modem/router that you can program the 'Internet Connection' details into, so that any computer can get the internet, no matter what the main computer is doing (tell me if this is wrong)

I live in Australia and I am wondering if something like this would be what I want to buy???



I am not sure which one to buy...if any???

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Hi Trish

Of the two routers you gave links for, don't buy the DSL-502T. This only has 2 ports (1 ethernet + 1 USB) so you wouldn't be able to connect 3 machines to it.
The DSL-504T router looks fine though. As this router has a DSL modem built in to it, it would simply replace yur current modem & switch.

Using a router like this would mean that no computer would be dependent on any other computer in order to access the Internet. You would only need to switch on the computer you are using and the router, obviously.

Hope this helps
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