SHIRGLES 21:19 03 Nov 2003

Can the above be used to access Broadband?

  A_World_Maker 21:33 03 Nov 2003

The connector for ethernet is different for Broadband connectors. You can connect your ethernet to a router that could be connected to a Broadband modem, but unless you are setting up a network, would be a costly alternative.

  LastChip 21:39 03 Nov 2003

Whatever method your service provider supplies, may have the facility to plug into an Ethernet port.

For example, the Motorola modem that Telewest supplies has an ethernet or USB interface, so it can be plugged into either.

  SHIRGLES 21:44 03 Nov 2003

My new notebook has this Ethernet Port and I also have an existing desktop with no Ethernet Port.

We use an ADSL Modem to connect to Broadband and I wondered if both computers could be used simultaneously to connect to Broadband.

  LastChip 21:48 03 Nov 2003

You need a network card for your desktop and a crossover cable.

Do a search for network(s) or similar, and there are dozens of threads all about this subject.

  SHIRGLES 21:52 03 Nov 2003

Thanks LastChip I'll do that.

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