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I want to setup my network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by DHennings, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. DHennings

    DHennings Thread Starter

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    Ok, first off, i have 2 computers that i want networked. I have Catagory 5 wiring all thruout my house in my phone lines. I have NIC in each computer. My upstairs computer has a DSL modem plugged into the NIC and from the modem a telephone line plugged into the jack on the wall. Downstairs i have access to plugin a network wire to the jack and the NIC on that computer. How would i be able to network these computers. If possible i would like to do so without a hub or router. Can i directly connect them together thru the wiring in the house? If so is there a type of walljack splitter that would give me 2 catagory 5 size phone jacks coming out of the catagory 5 jack i have now? Please this would help a great deal.

    UPSTAIRS is WINXP and Downstairs is WINME
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Well, by far the easiest way is with a broadband router. You'll at least need another NIC for the computer with the DSL connection, which you wouldn't need with a router? Please, tell me why you reject the obvious and easiest way to solve the problem?
     
  3. Del

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    The router is cheap nowadays and will give you some protections and make life a lot easier??
     
  4. marklab

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    I agree with the idea of purchasing a ruter. Much easier in setup. Only costs 2 times as much as a decent NIC. It should save you time and money in the long run.
     
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