Advice for novice on set up

trackrat

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I have 2 computers that I want to network so I can share the printer & BB connection. They are close together so a cabled system will do. What I want to know is the the Telewest cable modem plugs into the lan connector on the one M/C, and lan connector is free on the other. Does this mean all I have to purchase is a network card for the M/C that the lan connector is being used on and connect the cable from the network card to the lan connection on the other M/C or am I missing something :confused:
 

celticfan11

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what is the m/c
if you have 2 computers and want to LAN them and you want to share a broadband connection. all you need is a broadband rotuer. a dlink linksys etc there are many brands they will say dsl or cable router and each computer will only need 1 NIC... i hope that helps
 

dreamliner77

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You could also have 2 NIC's in one computer and use internet connection sharing.
 

trackrat

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Admiral Michael said:
ya but a router is the better way to go.
Thanks for all your replies, I have decided to buy a Linskys BEFSRU 31 router.
Regards Alan
 

celticfan11

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not bad
that should do the trick
just choose PPoE add the username and password
enable DHCP
and your good to go
 

Admiral Michael

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celticfan11 said:
not bad
that should do the trick
just choose PPoE add the username and password
enable DHCP
and your good to go

Thats mostly it. Good Luck!
 

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