Two computers on one broadband connection

  njmt7 16:34 30 Aug 06
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Hi - we are getting a second PC at home. We need to use both on broadband. How do I connect up two PCs on one broadband connection? What are the implications if both PCs are connected and running at the same time? we have a 8Mbps connection speed.

  JayDay 16:50 30 Aug 06

You need a router. Connect both PC's to the router and the router to your phone line.

  woodchip 17:10 30 Aug 06

You need a ModemRouter I use a 3Com click here

  njmt7 18:30 30 Aug 06

So I guess the existing PC with modem will connect with new computer via router. therefore only one modem?

What about both using connection at once? Are there speed/amplitute problems in this?

Thanks.

  Fingees 18:38 30 Aug 06

If they both go via a router or modem/router, they will sync up OK and can both be used.

However the speed will obviously slow down.

I use a wireless router/modem, and often use my laptop when my desktop is busy on the internet

  JayDay 19:03 30 Aug 06

You will not need the current modem. You will need a cable running from the LAN port on each PC to the router/modem. The router/modem will then connect to the phone line.

Consider the new router/modem as a hub with the two PC's attaching themselves to it either via a cable or tirelessly.

  JayDay 19:04 30 Aug 06

oops last word should be wirelessly.

  njmt7 19:38 30 Aug 06

Thanks to all.

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