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fly440

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Hi

Is it possible to set another computer up to my broadband connection ,and use both the computers at the same time on the net viewing diffrent pages ,it would stop my daughters arguing about whos turn it is for homework.

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Yes. You need a router to share the connection. Most home routers will be able to share more PCs than you could fit reasonably in your house!
The argument will simply evolve into "stop using MSN and start doing your homework" (voice of bitter experience!).
Post a little more info about current ISP and modem and you could get further pointers to appropriate routers. Also www.adslguide.org.uk is a good place to look for hardware reviews, etc.
 
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I had a similar problem, DLink has the solution, with parental controls for a little extra.

The DI-624 is one of many.
 

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Hi my isp ntl broadband and its the 1 meg version which is pretty fast
 

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fly440 said:
Hi my isp ntl broadband and its the 1 meg version which is pretty fast
Well, my Comcast 4mbit connection is a bit faster. :D
 
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fly440 said:
ethernet connection
In that case no problem. There's dozens of routers that will take the ethernet feed from the modem and offer out ethernet ports and/or wireless to your LAN PCs. e.g. From Linksys the Di-624 already cited, from Netgear WGR614, etc, etc.
All the PCs will need is an Ethernet NIC (most have as standard these days), or a wireless adaptor if you opt for the wireless solution, to be able to connect to the router.
 
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