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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

    Feb 16, 2003
    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

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    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


    Aug 31, 2001
    The router is cheap nowadays and will give you some protections and make life a lot easier??
  4. marklab


    Sep 25, 2002
    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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