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networking with dsl router

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  1. wff

    wff Thread Starter

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    I have a system with DSL internet and a 4 port router.
    Can anyone tell me:
    1. Can network the files and printers as well as the DSL internet with this same router?
    2 Will I need two network cards in the computers?

    Thanks
    wff
     
  2. wff

    wff Thread Starter

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    I have a system with DSL internet and a 4 port router.
    Can anyone tell me:
    1. Can network the files and printers as well as the DSL internet with this same router?
    2 Will I need two network cards in the computers?

    Thanks
    wff
     
  3. gotrootdude

    gotrootdude

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    With the router you would be able to share files and internet. You may or may not need a second network card in your PC connected to the DSL modem as some providers have required software for the DSL to work..
     
  4. 5mi11er

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    You shouldn't need a 2nd card in any computers, you should be able to plug them all into the LAN switches provided on the router.

    If your DSL provider needs to have special proprietary software installed simply to get on the network, you need to find another provider.

    -Scott
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    All you need is an Ethernet NIC on each machine, and some CAT5 cables. I assume you have a DSL modem that has an Ethernet connection, the USB only ones are not compatible with broadband routers.
     
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