2 computers - 1 DSL line - no networking

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jtn3833

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I have two computers I would like both to share my DSL line but they are very far apart (one's in the basement, the other is on the second floor). Is there an easy way to just plug both computers into the phone line/ethernet/DSL adapter and log them into the ISP individually?

I know I could do it wirelessly, or running a router and a very long ethernet cable but I'm just wondering if this would work? Though I suspect not.

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JTN
 
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I highly doubt that your ISP will allow it. You will have to use a router or purchase two DSL connections. Well, that's what I suspect! I'd use the router which would be much cheaper!
 
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If you bought home DSL, Pinntech is correct, they only allow one connection, you will have to use a router, wired or wireless.
 
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Depends on the router you get. :) Signal strength can be an odd entity, you have to read up on the product before you buy it, and it will tell you how far and and what speeds. Newer products hit the market everyday, some saying up to 500,000 square feet of uninterrupted coverage.
 

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Thank you for your help. I will look into all of the possibilites and check for new products once our home is finally finished. This seems to be a product not be buy ahead of time. Thank you for making that clear.
 

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Yep, I'd get the "lay of the land" first, then figure out what you need to solve any issues.
 
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