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Don't know how to set up home network with 2 computers

\015 I have two computers, one of which has Internet access through a cable modem. I would like to have BOTH computers share the same Internet connection, and I know I need a router to do that, but I don't know what additional equipment I'd need or how to connect all the pieces. Before I buy a modem, I'd also like to know whether or not a wireless modem can be used for this. Thanks!\015

Answers :

I would suggest that you first verify that the cable modem you have does not have a wireless access point. If it does, you have everything you need. If it doesn't, you can buy a wireless router and connect that to your cable modem. After setup, you would be able to share the internet connect and also connect via a wireless device. Most wireless routers have four LAN ports in addition to the wireless access point.

The configuration would look like this:

The internet connect comes into the building and connects to the cable modem. The output of the modem would go to the input of the wireless router. The router would then connect to the computers, either by Ethernet cable or wireless connection, and supply the IP address to the individual computers.

You should also check the manual for the wireless to enable security for the wireless connection. That will help prevent strangers from connecting to your network.

Good luck, and please let me know how this works out for you, or if you need more help.

~ Spoem
Hi,\015\012
\015\012You can buy a linksys wireless router. that would be helpfull.\015\012
\015\012Thanks,\015\012PREM
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