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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Cowboy622, Jan 21, 2002.

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  1. Cowboy622

    Cowboy622 Thread Starter

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    I just went to a Cable modem. I had previously had a dedicated phone line for my computers so I could dial-up down stairs and my wife could dial-up upstairs. Now that I have the Cable down-stairs, I'm going to have to network my house so my wife can get on line upstairs. Where do I start? How long can the connecting cable be? Down-stairs computer is in office at back of the house and upstairs computer is in front room upstairs? I also was told that cannot run connecting Cat 5 cable outside so I have to figure out how to run it inside, true??? What kind of Router, cable etc.. should I use?
    Cable installer connected me through a USB port instead of a NIC card. I called and they are coming back tomorrow to put NIC cards in both computers.
    p.s.
    One computer- 733 Pentium, 265 Ram, Win 98

    2nd Computer- 233 Pentium, 96 ram , Win 98
     
  2. jbcalg

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    take a look at <u>this thread</u> a couple down the list from earlier today
    - and the links there, should have most of what you're looking for

    re cabling: have you considered moving? :)
    - it's somewhere around 300 feet i think, it'll be on the linked sites above
    - maybe the cable guy will have some ideas about routing the cable from the router to the upstairs
    - you getting two IPs from the cable, paying extra? - see if they''l l run the 2nd line (offer beer, wine, etc, maybe he/she'll run a line from the basement splitter?)
    - no cable outside, true

    router? - there's some good comparison features on the linked sites

    (sounding like a broken record aren't i?)

    good move switching to the NIC, seems to be more probs with usb connections
     
  3. theMusicMan

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    ... or perhaps you might even consider Wireless Networking. I have recently installed the Intel Anywhere USB networking adapter in each of my home PC's.

    Takes a little bit of setting up as do all networks (and I found TSG Site extremely helpful and useful here) but everything works OK. I can share files with the other machine, and I also share a single cable internet connection - with a firewall installed of course.

    Happy to give you more information if this is your chosen route. Drop a reply when you have decided what you're going to do.

    John
     
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