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Broadband Home Network

I'm looking at upgrading to ADSL in the next couple of months but I'm trying to understand how to connect it all together. I have a PC upstairs and would also like a connection downstairs (to allow me to connect up my xbox).
I have phone points in the right places but don't know which modems/routers I would need to connect both up to ADSL - note I don't need them networked as such, as I don't need the PC connected to the xbox.
I presume I could get an adsl router and cable up the xbox but is there an alternative to running cable through the floors? e.g. can I get two adsl modems and run them at the same time?
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filby
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Posts: 28
Registered: 04-08-2007

RE: Broadband Home Network

I bought a Netgear ADSL Wireless Router (£100) that came with a free wireless PCMCIA card and it is auto configuring, I now have a wireless network that I can connect anything to...easy.
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RE: Broadband Home Network

You can not have 2 modems connected at the same time you cant even have 2 modems pluged in at the same time.

A router is the ideal way of doing it networking your xbox gives you loads of usefull stuff to do with it.


> I'm looking at upgrading to ADSL in the next couple of months but I'm trying to understand how to connect it all together. I have a PC upstairs and would also like a connection downstairs (to allow me to connect up my xbox).
> I have phone points in the right places but don't know which modems/routers I would need to connect both up to ADSL - note I don't need them networked as such, as I don't need the PC connected to the xbox.
> I presume I could get an adsl router and cable up the xbox but is there an alternative to running cable through the floors? e.g. can I get two adsl modems and run them at the same time?

bluewhale
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Posts: 834
Thanks: 5
Registered: 30-07-2007

RE: Broadband Home Network

You could get one usb modem and use it on which ever machine you need adsl connection.

If you go down the wireless/router route the just be careful about the type of router and what you want to run over it, not all routers support say VPN and other functions.

Take a look on the adslguide forums to get info on what routers support and what problems people have had.