Sharing internet connection via router modem

  rickf 09:26 06 Apr 2003

Hi All,

How far can the second computer be if I want to connect it to the router modem for b/b. My sons comp is on the first floor and I want to connect it to my modem router downstairs where my comp is. Will it work.

  jimv7 09:37 06 Apr 2003

Mine does.

Daughters puter up stairs and mine is down stairs.

Mine connected to the router with a metre cable and daughters is connected with a 15 metre cable.

Works great.

  Steve- 09:38 06 Apr 2003

The spec for a Cat5 cabled ethernet connection is about 100 mtrs, my experience is that the connection dies very quickly if you go past this limit, however you could buy a small hub which would refresh the signal and allow an additional length. I have had my system running with the longest cable that Maplins sell - more than enough to go from any room in my house to any other - without a problem.

  rickf 15:00 06 Apr 2003

Thanks a lot for sharing your experience. I will now proceed with confidence. Much appreciated.

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