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Broadband connection to two PCs?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CuttingCrew, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. CuttingCrew

    CuttingCrew Thread Starter

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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?

    Cheers
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  2. shinybeast

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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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  4. shinybeast

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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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  6. CuttingCrew

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    Thanks for all the help guys.

    Cheers
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