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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by howard.a.s, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. howard.a.s

    howard.a.s Thread Starter

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    I posted some questions in this forum yesterday and received some very helpful advice. I now have a couple more questions that I hope you can help me with.

    If I buy a router (I currently run each of my PCs using its own individual Thomson Speedtouch modem), do I still need modems at all?

    If so, will my existing Speedtouch modems be O.K?

    Would I have to connect to the router with a modem from each PC, or just have one modem between router and phone connection?

    I read somewhere that I require an Ethernet modem, but I am not sure as to whether this is what I already have, or whether I need to buy a new one.

    presumably, should I get a wireless router, I can connect to it with a cable and it doen't mean that I have to have a wireless enabled PC. However, if I enable each PC for wireless using a internal card, or external unit, they will then all be recognised by the router, and connect to the net, even if they are in other locations around my home? Is that about correct?
     
  2. crEA-tEch

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    Wow! You're paying for two internet connections??

    Anyway..

    What you need is an "ADSL Router" aka "ADSL modem router" (such as : http://www.misco.co.uk/applications...?EdpNo=255117&sourceid=2459&CAWELAID=84122271)

    the phoneline you connect into your usb speedtouch modem, you will contact into this router. you will get a cd with the router, follow all the steps on the cd (including entering your adsl username and password)

    you can then connect network cables from your router into both pcs, or choose to go wireless. you can be wired from one pc, and wireless with the other. both wired or both wireless, its up to you. (usb wireless adapters suhc as: http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=240437)

    if you choose to go wireless you need wireless adapters, if you are not savvy with installing components into a pc, you can buy usb wireless adapters.

    hope that helped!
     
  3. Soundy

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    You don't need to replace your modem with a "router modem". A "router modem" is handy if you don't have a modem already, but not required. Any broadband router should work with your existing modem(s).

    In this case, you need only one router to go with one of your modems; both PCs then connect to that one router.
     
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