zebbydog 17:19 31 Dec 2004

can anyone tell me a site where i can learn about routers to join 2 pc's on 1 line connection please.
i no nothing about them at all thank you

  mrdsgs 17:27 31 Dec 2004

try typing "broadband router" into google, por ev en just "adsl"


  mrdsgs 17:28 31 Dec 2004

mytyping is awful, I meant or even just "adsl"

  eljanno 17:29 31 Dec 2004

click here

Have a look here I have found it helpful, but there are a vast amount of sites another is

click here

Have fun

  AndySD 17:31 31 Dec 2004

click here or
click here may help you work out what you need. You could also specify what you want to do here for help as well.

  zebbydog 17:54 31 Dec 2004

will look at the sites and get back to you

  AragornUK 18:30 31 Dec 2004

To be honest, depending on exactly what you want to do you don't need to know anything about them. One thing I have absolutely no knowledge at all of is Networking. Never needed it. Recently we ended up with 2 PCs for reasond that - honestly - would send you off to sleep. Thought "I know, I'll network them".

I'm on NTL Broadband. Bought a cable router & 2 cables. Plugged the 2 PCs in one side, the modem in the other, switched on and that was it. Just had to run the Network connection Wizard in XP to get them to 'see' esch other. The only reason for doing it through a router was so that I didn't have to have both PCs on to access the net.

  BlueMeanie 20:41 31 Dec 2004

I concur with AragornUK that with my NTL, bought a cheap Router from a computer fair (£25) plugged it in, and it ran straight away out of the box.

  GRFT 07:57 01 Jan 2005

The trouble with these links is one is overwhelmed with detail and don't know where to start. Like zebbydog I know nothing about the subject. What is a router? What is ASDL? All I want to do is make a wireless connection from my dialup modem to the phone socket, and get rid of that trailing wire I keep tripping over.
Many thanks.

  LinuxPenguin 16:15 01 Jan 2005

You dont need to know much as has been said.

Do you want wireless? then make sure you get a wireless router, and if youre getting a wireless youll want WEP encryption.

Whatever router you get look for it containing a "hardware firewall" and NAT (netwrok address translation). also make sure it is 802.11g

if you dont want wireless : click here £20, but if you want wireless, i can recommend this one : click here its only 29.99 too...

anyone get one quick, ebuyers having a january sale.

  zebbydog 10:13 02 Jan 2005

many thanks for all your help

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