networking aol broadband ?

  martyn24 04:50 24 Sep 2004

a friend of mine has aol broadband and wishes to network 3 ps how can this be done and what is the best way to do it please os xp.

  picklsey 06:38 24 Sep 2004

sorry i don,t know anything about networking,but i am with aol.i would suggest your friend either phone aol helpline (it,s free)or have a look on the aol opening screen and click on home networking it gives a demo on how to do it.hope this is of some help to you.

  slimbo51 08:54 24 Sep 2004

Make sure your modem is of Ethernet type NOT usb.

Buy a 4 port router.

Ensure all computers on system has an Ethernet port, or buy an Ethernet card for each machine.
If comps are laptops with no port you will need a PCMCIA Ethernet card adapter.

Using CAT5 cable you can then link all comps to the router. You can also go the wireless route if you want to spend a bit more but do away with the cable.

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