Two PCs - two ADSL Modems?

  mistagf 22:09 24 Jul 2003

Two PCs working at home with ADSL modem installed on one.

A network seems the obvious answer but although the PCs are only some 10 metres apart the cable run is a pig!

What problems , if any , could I expect installing a second modem to the other PC?

  graham√ 22:15 24 Jul 2003

A wireless network is more expensive, but if a cable run (either phone or network) is 'a pig', that is an option to consider.

  mistagf 22:23 24 Jul 2003

Thanks graham√ ,but 'phone line is already in the room.

Wireless is of course another option but cost I'm afraid is prohibitive.

  graham√ 22:46 24 Jul 2003

Then a second modem in the other PC would be OK, but you could only have one modem connected to the phone line at a time.

  mistagf 22:55 24 Jul 2003

Thanks graham√

  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:59 24 Jul 2003

If you just need the internet and no file sharing buy another modem. You can swop connections or wire in another box.


  Forum Editor 00:04 25 Jul 2003

Buy another modem - it will be the cheaper option, and will work perfectly (as long as you plug an ADSL microfilter into the phone extension first).

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