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Old 03-05-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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My friend is getting a new computer and he only has 1 modem that has only one Ethernet port output that is already being used. I suggested that he buy a router and run a cable through the stairs (underneath) to his room. This would cost approximately $30. Then I suggested he buys a wireless router (Netgear) and a wireless adapter (Gigabyte). This would cost $65. But now, he is wondering if he can just hook up a cable from the wall jack at his room, to another modem, and then to the computer. The implication with this is that it might not work/cost more. He currently has SBC Global (AT&T I believe). Will it add to his monthly bill and is it actually possible to do this?
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My friend is getting a new computer and he only has 1 modem that has only one Ethernet port output that is already being used. I suggested that he buy a router and run a cable through the stairs (underneath) to his room. This would cost approximately $30. Then I suggested he buys a wireless router (Netgear) and a wireless adapter (Gigabyte). This would cost $65. But now, he is wondering if he can just hook up a cable from the wall jack at his room, to another modem, and then to the computer. The implication with this is that it might not work/cost more. He currently has SBC Global (AT&T I believe). Will it add to his monthly bill and is it actually possible to do this?
Only one modem per phone line
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Thanks man. I guess I will tell him to choose one of those options. Which one would you recommend?
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