Sharing a DSL connection [freeserve in the UK] - help!

rushm001

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If the modem is connected to your main pc which has got xp, then you should be able to just set up a ad-hoc wireless network between the two and use windows internet connection sharing, no need for routers! The only prob. there would be is that the computer with the DSL connection would need to be switched on for the other pc to connect.
 

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thats why a router is nice, becuase the main comp doesn't have to be on :cool:


worset case senario Mubbs the router connects 2 your computer you still have usb modem plugged in, you then enable the net connection to be shared via the router wirelessly, can be done but means main comp has to be on :(


<edit> looking on dabs they have very clear catogories, one of which is
DSL/ADSL/Cable Modems with Wireless Router so presume you ordered one from this catogory such as:
http://www.dabs.com/uk/channels/hardware/networking/productView.htm?quicklinx=2B9N
in which case your fine :D
 

rushm001

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My setup :-

Alcatel USB model connected to desktop computer. Shared via Netgear MA101 USB wireless network adaptor.

Laptop Netgear MA401 PCMCIA wireless network card.

Network set-up in Ad-HOC mode (ie no routers needed).

Not the best set-up, but cost effective for what I want to do.
 

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see my edit, either way he's fine :D



*hopes he hasn't had a panic atack*
 

rushm001

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Henyman said:
*hopes he hasn't had a panic atack*
Runs over to corner to check. No he seems fine, he's just having a nap!
 

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sure it not a coma after a heart atack? :woried:
 

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Thanks for asking the question Henyman. It wasn't a combo modem/router, so I also ordered the:

DSL-604+ ADSL Router Wireless LAN Connectivity

which is!

Will send teh other one back ;)

Not terribly impressed with the description DABS gave to the other one though... Broadband wirelss router", kind of implies to me that it is modem ????

Anyway sorted now - will let you know "how I get on next week!
 

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Mubbers said:
Thanks for asking the question Henyman. It wasn't a combo modem/router, so I also ordered the:

DSL-604+ ADSL Router Wireless LAN Connectivity

which is!

Will send teh other one back ;)

Not terribly impressed with the description DABS gave to the other one though... Broadband wirelss router", kind of implies to me that it is modem ????

Anyway sorted now - will let you know "how I get on next week!
cool :cool: i know the descriptions are real bad :( you have to think real carefully :/ specialy as they can easyily both be called the same thing ;)
 

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Gear arrived today!!

I'm in heaven gear gadgets gear gadgets gear gadgets!!!

:w00t:
 

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Mubbers said:
Gear arrived today!!

I'm in heaven gear gadgets gear gadgets gear gadgets!!!

:w00t:
any probs with set up let us know - I think you'll be happy with the way you've ended up - although I've recently had problems with my wi-fi part I've never regretted getting the router/modem and it does give you the true "always on feel" - you can boot and have ntfs for your wallpaper or something if your an activedesktop kinda person even!

Enjoy - ;)
 

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I am!! Enjoying that is :) It actually all works with the minimal of fuss - I'm totally wireless now :D

Thanks for all the offers of support - the only thing I can say now is:

D-Link rocks!!!!!
 

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w00t now i know what to buy if i do the same thing :cool:
 

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