network question

  Desperate-Dan 19:49 19 Aug 2008
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hi, I have modem-router connected to my pc, I want to go online with a spare pc, if I connect a ethernet cable from the spare pc to the router and connect my monitor to my spare , will I be able to get onto the internet with the the spare pc, and do I have to have my main pc turned on at the same time

  iqs 19:56 19 Aug 2008

The router should have a number of ethernet ports on the rear.Mine is Netgear,it has 4.

Just connect the spare PC to a spare port(hardwired).You don't need the original PC switched on to use the Router.

  BurrWalnut 19:58 19 Aug 2008

That will work, you'll also need a keyboard and mouse.

The other PC doesn't have to be connected.

  Desperate-Dan 20:00 19 Aug 2008

Thats brilliant, mine is a Netgear to, thanks for your help.

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