i will be getting a new pc soon and want to share an internet connection with my dad's pc. I was going to go for a wired network, but he said he didnt want a wire all along the hallway, i dont have enough for a wireless network so that brings me to this question. If i buy a surfboard, will i be able to connect it to the phonejack in my room and then my pc without having to pay for another ISP? if so, will it be on the same "network" as my dad's pc? also, will Comcast charge more for 2 surfboards? thanks, i know its a n00by question and kind of confusing (look @ my name :) ) but any help/advice is appreciated rep up for those who can help thanks :p
If its dial up then you can use a surfboard. If its Ethernet you can use a Surboard modem made by Motorola or any other cable modem. Another thing that you can use which will allow a wired connection to one computer and a wireless connection on the other. There are some modems that'll allow you to use it as a modem as well as a router. For wireless routers you need a modem and a router plus either a wireless access point or a net work card. You can probably find a low price modem/router through newegg or tigerdirect. Hopefully this is a little helpful. Heres a surfboard modem available from newegg: Newegg.com - MOTOROLA SB5120 38Mbps Downstream, 30Mbps Upstream USB and Ethernet 10/100Base-T Surfboard Cable Modem - Retail Newegg.com - LINKSYS BEFCMU10 10/100Base-T Cable Modem with USB and Ethernet Connections - Retail Newegg.com - BEST DATA CMX300v2 USB and Ethernet 10/100Base-T DOCSIS 1.1 Cable Modem - Retail Heres a low priced wireless router from newegg: Newegg.com - LINKSYS WRT55AG IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b Dual-Band Wireless A+G Broadband Router - Retail Newegg.com - D-Link WBR-2310 IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless Rangebooster G Router - Retail Newegg.com - NETGEAR KWGR614 802.11b/g, 802.11 Open Source Wireless-G Router - Retail [COLOR=black]Cheers,[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]David (a.k.a. GateCrusher420)[/COLOR]
Get a router.. I really think it's the best solution. Lets say it's 75$, ask your dad to pay 25$ and you pay 50$. (the price of a surfboard)
One question. Is a router considered a modem?
No. You need a modem (from your internet provider normally) and a router to share your connection on multiple computers.
Something like that =p
thanks for the help but i cant have a cable running down my hallway from my dad's room to mine, he said its a "hazard" so,if i buy a cable Modem, then can i just plug that into my phonejack and still be able to have both pcs online at the same time? also, does having 2 pcs in a network slow anything down? once again thanks :)
Usually a router slows it down a little, nothing you will notice tho. But you still have a set amount of bandwith, and it's being shared over teh computers... so that depends on if the computres are using bandwith or not :)
ok then my next question is, using a wireless network, it goes, internet>modem>router>pc>pc>etc. is there a way to connet 1 pc with a wire pn a wireless router and 1 pc wirelessly? my dad will be mad if he loses signal, so i basically want to keep him on wired, while i use the wireless?is this possible? thanks for all your help
Yes. Most routers have a plug for wired connection as well as an antena for a wireless connection (see pic below)
Pic courtesy of newegg. Yes. It is completely possible to have one connected by wire and the other connected wirelessly. Your gonna need a wireless network card on one and ethernet plug on the other.
GateCrusher420;3847390 Yes. It is completely possible to have one connected by wire and the other connected wirelessly. Your gonna need a wireless network card on one and ethernet plug on the other.
You probably already have an ethernet card if your comp isn't too old.