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Toshiba Cable Modem - USB AND Ethernet

Discussion in 'Networking' started by emac921, Jan 1, 2002.

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  1. emac921

    emac921 Thread Starter

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    I was wondering if this would work. I have 2 PC's, both with Win98SE, hooked up in a dial-up network through a Linksys router for printer sharing only. All hooked up with Cat5 cabling.

    We can dial out, one or the other on phone line "B", or both at the same time, using Phone line "A" and "B".

    We need a public IP address, for my wife only, as she has remote Sabre software for her travel business. (CANNOT have a firewall).

    The upshot is, dial-up stinks! I want to go back to Cable, but without a router, which would bring back the firewall business.

    Now, Toshiba has a model with both USB and ethernet
    connections, where they say you can hook up 2 PC's at the
    same time, through the different connections.

    With the Modem at my machine, I could hook me up to the USB
    and run my wife's PC on ethernet. (She's 60' away in another room).

    Does this sound feasible? Would my machines suffer because of the different connections?

    With this hook-up, I will most likely lose my printer sharing, however I could get a second printer for her use.

    Comments please. . Thanks

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  2. SavvyLady

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    if you are going back to cable why network them at all. Get a separate cable for the wife. Its installed from a splice on your cable inside your home.Call your cable supplier and ask them about the added expense. shoudn't be that bad
     
  3. emac921

    emac921 Thread Starter

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    Well, I thought of that, but I am already networked and I would have to run a new cable 60' to my wife's location. Not an easy task.

    Plus she would also need a seperate cable modem, also an added expense.

    :confused:
     
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