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Solved: How do I setup a DSL Network???

Discussion in 'Networking' started by pop_eye1, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. pop_eye1

    pop_eye1 Thread Starter

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    What is the best and most inexpensive way to seup a DSL network. I have a SBC DSL connection with a 2wire router supplied by SBC. I want to have 3 PCs connected. 2 with Win XP, 1 with Win ME. HELP!!!!!
     
  2. Akito

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    Is the sbc router also your dsl modem?
     
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    Yes it is
     
  4. Akito

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    Okay, you said it was a "2" wire router - do you mean 1 USB and 1 Ethernet?
     
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    2Wire is the brand name, but it does have both USB and Ethernet.
     
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    Ah okay, I assume it doesn't have more than one ethernet port, correct?
     
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    Yes that is right.
     
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    Okay. Do you mind pointing me to the product you own:

    http://www.2wire.com/?p=1

    So I can give you some ideas of what to do?
     
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    As far as I know, 2wire makes networking equipment that uses your existing home phone lines in your house. I did not think they make true ethernet routers.
     
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    Yes, any ideas would be helpful. I looked at the web site you ngave me and it said that my model was "Wireless enabled for 802.11b". Does that mean that all I need is some wireless cards "802.11b" for the PCs?
     
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    The "HomePNA" is what you are talking about. I would like to find something a little less expensive than $50.00 per adapter.
     
  12. Akito

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    Nah, you don't need to. If the pc's are fairly close together.. you could just run wires from a switch. It looks like your model will handle routing and firewall duties, so you don't need to buy a different router..
     
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    These PCs are not very close together. Is the 3Wire router a wireless router also?
     
  14. Akito

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    It LOOKS like it's also a wireless router..

    You'll have to get wireless cards.

    Are these towers or laptops or what?
     
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    Towers. #1 is a Athlon 900mhz, #2 is a Athlon 1.6ghz, and #3 is a P2 266mhz.
     
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