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First build, need broadband connection and crossover cable connection.

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#1 Delby108


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:29 PM

Hi,  Hope I will be clear being that I am somewhat geek challenged.   I will be building my first pc, it will be for day trading and I will also have a second back-up pc.  I will have a wired broadband internet connection on the main pc and a wireless internet connection on the back-up pc.  I also need to connect both computers by wired ethernet crossover cable in order to use MouseWithoutBorders software to have a single keyboard/mouse controlling both computers.  The motherboards I have looked at for the build all seem to have only one RJ45 connection so if the broadband connection uses that connector how will I be able to have a wired RJ45 to the 2nd pc?    In summary:  1 wired broadband internet connection to main pc...1 high speed wireless DSL connection to the back-up pc...need 1 wired ethernet crossover cable between the two.


Thanks in advance.

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#2 GreenGiant117


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

You will probably have to install a second NIC in the primary, the other alternative would be to just get a KVM switch that has mouse/keyboard capability to it.


Like this, which also has speaker switching it appears. Probably cost about the same as a second network card, and to be honest a lot easier to set up in the short term.

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