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Discussion in 'Networking' started by crazynoodle, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. crazynoodle

    crazynoodle Thread Starter

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    ok real beginners question here, which i apologise for......

    when you sign up for broadband does the price you pay cover the whole house or just one computer??

    If it is the whole house please could someone explain to me step by step how to get internet on 2 comps and how to network them, cheers

    ***Also would appreciate it if anyone could look at my thread in security forum :eek:

    ta very much
     
  2. TerryNet

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    The broadband price almost always is for exactly one connection (one public IP address). To share this one connection with multiple computers you use a router. After connecting the router to the modem via an ethernet cable and each computer to the router via ethernet or wirelessly, it's relatively simple to set up file and printer sharing. The details vary somewhat by Operating System, so after you get this far, look for a tutorial or ask us again.

    In case "router" is unfamiliar to you, here is one example: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProd...rking/WirelessNetworking/80211gWi...tworking/

    I'm making no comment positive or negative on the model or brand, just using it as an example.
     
  3. crazynoodle

    crazynoodle Thread Starter

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    thanks, so even using a router, in most cases you need a different broadband deal?
     
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    "so even using a router, in most cases you need a different broadband deal?"

    No. If you do NOT use a router you need to pay (usually) for multiple connections. You use a router to share one connection among multiple computers.
     
  5. crazynoodle

    crazynoodle Thread Starter

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    ah fantastic! and this is all perfectly legal etc.?

    in that case dont be surprised if in the next few days im caught setting up a thread entitled 'how do i set up this bloody router' :)
     
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    Perfectly legal. Whether you buy a modem or get one supplied by your ISP, make sure that it has an ethernet connection (some come with USB only).

    Also, some ISPs supply a modem/router combo instead of just a modem.
     
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