Posted 09 May 2005 - 08:42 PM
The broadband adsl router has facilities to connect two computers to the net,
one via usb and one via Ethernet.
I need more information about this broadband router, I think these are either/or options. Does your router documentation actually say you can connect two PCs?
There are three ways you can do this, if the situation is what I think, with varying degrees of ease and expense:
1. Install a wireless router/switch with the WAN port going to your broadband unit. Connect PCs A and B to the new router by cable and install a wireless network card in C.
2. Install a router with inbuilt switch. Connect the WAN port to the broadband. Install an ethernet network card in C and connect A.B and C by Cat5E cable to the new router.
3. Leave PC A connected to the broadband by ethernet. Install a second ethernet card in A an one in C. Connect A,B and C with Cat5E cables to your Belkin HUB. Then setup 'internet connection sharing" on all three computers with A as the gateway.
Obviously the wireless option is the most expensive but it has the advantage of being able to network to almost anywhere in the building without installing cables.
Edited by Rimmer, 09 May 2005 - 08:48 PM.
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