2 PC's - 1 NTL bb

  Derek 07:56 03 Jan 06
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I'm sure this question has been asked and replied to before so forgive and 'old'un' for asking again.

Broadband NTL. (Phone and TV)
PC 1 Main.
PC 2 Music.

In the same room I have sharing and all is well.

I want to move my Roland G70 keyboard and Music PC 2 to an annex room.
I want to leave my PC 1 Main in my home office.

I want to operate my Keyboard PC2 independently of the PC1 Main (PC1 Off).

Question - what is possible these days perhaps using wireless setup?
If I boot up both PC's can I share at will?

Finally, do I have to get the NTL people in to give me another 'entrance' into the cable since I already have NTL wall boxes in the annex with splitters in etc?

Happy New Year to all and Many thanks for listening

  mgmcc 09:47 03 Jan 06

Basically, you want a Wireless "Cable/DSL" Broadband Router. This will connect by ethernet cable to your existing NTL Cable Modem (or Set-top box) and your PC1 can then connect to the router with another ethernet cable. Install a "Wireless Network Adapter"in the second PC and access the router wirelessly with that. Each PC will have internet access independently from the other and only one PC needs to be running.

A word of CAUTION:
Be very careful NOT to get a combined "Router/ADSL Modem". These are not suitable for NTL's Cable broadband, you need a "stand-alone" router often described as a "Cable/DSL" router (don't confuse the reference to DSL with the combined router/modems).

<<< If I boot up both PC's can I share at will? >>>

Yes, with a router you can share internet access, Files and Printers.

<<< do I have to get the NTL people in to give me another 'entrance' into the cable >>>

No, the router will just connect to where you currently connect the PC.

  Derek 16:22 03 Jan 06

Many thanks to MG, I will do as you say and this advice is invaluable.

Kindest regards Derek Miles.

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