Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-05-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
In Runtime
 
trance-n-e's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 225
Send a message via MSN to trance-n-e
Default Getting a 2nd computer..... Need router or w/e?

Hey. Well im getting a second computer, and need internet for it. I have never had 2 computers, so I dono how this is done. Do I need a router or something? If so, how does it work? Does it make internet slow or not? I really dono anything about router and how good they are... Also, for example when you buy a router, lets say this one: http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.p...ctID=5525&SID=
Do you need anything else? Or just the router?
__________________

trance-n-e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 12:18 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
Kuberr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 609
Send a message via AIM to Kuberr Send a message via MSN to Kuberr
Default Re: Getting a 2nd computer..... Need router or w/e?

You need a router, and an ethernet cable for your second PC. You hook up the ethernet cable provided with the router to the modem. Then, you take the two other ethernet cables from your PC and hook them up to the router.

I have a DI-524, and personally don't like it because it's very difficult to forward ports with it.

Get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124010
__________________

__________________
Athlon FX-55 San Diego 2.6GhZ OCed to 3.0GhZ | Mushkin Redline XP 2x1GB PC4000 DDR500 3-3-2-8 OCed to 250MhZ | Seagate Barracuda SATA 400GB 7200RPM HDD | evGA GeForce 6800GT 350/1000 OCed to 425/1150
Kuberr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 12:23 PM   #3
In Runtime
 
trance-n-e's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 225
Send a message via MSN to trance-n-e
Default Re: Getting a 2nd computer..... Need router or w/e?

Hmm ok. So il pretty much have to drag the wires from one room to the other? Or is there a way to make it work wireless? Cause I dont wana hav wires go through my whole second floor. (1 comp is in bonus room, 1 is in bedroom)
trance-n-e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 12:25 PM   #4
Daemon Poster
 
Kuberr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 609
Send a message via AIM to Kuberr Send a message via MSN to Kuberr
Default Re: Getting a 2nd computer..... Need router or w/e?

Yeah, you can get a wireless adapter for your second PC.
__________________
Athlon FX-55 San Diego 2.6GhZ OCed to 3.0GhZ | Mushkin Redline XP 2x1GB PC4000 DDR500 3-3-2-8 OCed to 250MhZ | Seagate Barracuda SATA 400GB 7200RPM HDD | evGA GeForce 6800GT 350/1000 OCed to 425/1150
Kuberr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 12:29 PM   #5
In Runtime
 
trance-n-e's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 225
Send a message via MSN to trance-n-e
Default Re: Getting a 2nd computer..... Need router or w/e?

Whats a wireless adapter? Can you link me one? Cause I have no idea with routers. I have always had one computer, so I dono.
trance-n-e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 01:20 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
hascet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,218
Default Re: Getting a 2nd computer..... Need router or w/e?

I have a belkin wireless N desktop card and I absolutley love it, it never lags in games or anything and its fast plus it has booster built in I belive so it gets good signal upstairs from the first floor, its kinda expensive though $120 for the desktop card and about the same for the wireless router, but the card is compatible with wireless b/g/n and so on...
__________________
www.crazycomputers.org
hascet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 02:51 PM   #7
In Runtime
 
AMD RULES's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 258
Default Re: Getting a 2nd computer..... Need router or w/e?

Well, for wireless, I would suggest getting the combo I have.
Full signal everywhere in my 3200 sq ft home and even a almost full signal in my 1.5acre lot.

For a wireless adapter, get this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124115

and for a wireless router, this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124050

I have both of these, very easy to set up since I too didn't have any background or knowledge of networking. Just following the onscreen instructions and the manual, and you'll be up and running in no time.

Wouldn't suggest wireless N technology yet, stick with the mature Wireless G technology if you don't want to run into problems.

Hope this helps and good luck

AMD RULES
AMD RULES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 03:56 PM   #8
In Runtime
 
trance-n-e's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 225
Send a message via MSN to trance-n-e
Default Re: Getting a 2nd computer..... Need router or w/e?

Yea, Kuberr helped me a lot. Im getting Lyncsys router and wireless adapter. So hopefully everything will go good. Thanks everyone for your help.
trance-n-e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 04:12 PM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
drumthrasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,606
Send a message via AIM to drumthrasher Send a message via MSN to drumthrasher Send a message via Yahoo to drumthrasher
Default Re: Getting a 2nd computer..... Need router or w/e?

now if your router is close to one of your computers i would suggest using one of the 4-port switches cause your internet will be WAY faster.
__________________
Gateway GT4016 Desktop | CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ @ 2.2GHz | RAM: 2GB (4x512MB) | HDD: 1x200GB, 1x120GB | Video: ATI HD Radeon 4850 512MB | OS: Vista Home Premium x86 SP1, Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6
drumthrasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 04:32 PM   #10
In Runtime
 
trance-n-e's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 225
Send a message via MSN to trance-n-e
Default Re: Getting a 2nd computer..... Need router or w/e?

My old computer is in the bonus room, which is where the router is also gona be. My new computer will be in the 3rd bedroom, where the door is always open. I live in a small house, only 1580 sqft, so its like gona be 10 feet or less from the router to the new computer.
__________________

trance-n-e is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0