Broadband connection to two PCs?

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CuttingCrew

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I have my main PC and a backup PC tucked away under my desks.

Whenever I want to use the backup PC, I have to scramble around on the floor to unplug my broadband USB connector from my main PC to plug it into the backup PC.

Is there anything I can buy to help stop the problem that doesn't cost a fortune. Somekind of cable or splitter device?

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Hello, if you want to have them both use the connection but not at the same time, some sort of switch would be necessary, I don't know of any gadget you could buy to do it (they may exist, however); that could be a homebrew electronics project. If you want them to use the connection at the same time, then you need a NAT router, which you can purchase (or build using an old PC with at least two NICs.)
 
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I am able to connect my Desk top PC to the DSL modem via ethernet and at the same time connect my laptop via USB. (Siemens SpeedStream 4200)
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Aha, I wondered about that but never tried, my cable modem's got a RJ45 and a USB connection. I got an old Dell playing NAT because I need to share.
 
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