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Old 02-08-2005, 04:34 PM   #1
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I wanted to run my new PC off a new, faster line and my old one off my DSL.. but I also wanted to network the machines together so I would have access to both of them. I have a Linksys router and was just wondering if it were possible for me to still have them connected but just not share the same broadband line?
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:57 AM   #2
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yea its possible... either you use a program to connect them such as PC-Anywhere... or you can create a wan network with csu/dsu's but thats a bit pricey and its kinda of a waste for just a 2 computer network. I'd just use sometype of software to connect the 2.
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So then I don't need my router? I thought I could simply get an adapter and maybe alter a setting and the computers could be connected while they just don't share the same ISP
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Actually, my problem with using software is that I won't be able to exchange files as fast as I would like so using the router is a definite must
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well you could technically have two default gateways if you connect the routers together with a cross over cable
you give the first one something like .1 and then the other one .2 and turn off dhcp on both of them. then all computers would have to be given a address by you and have their default gateway set to the line you want them to use this is assuming you have two dsl lines. if you dont then I need more details from you.
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That's just it. I have my own cable line, and then just ordered a new DSL line. I was hoping to just use my Linksys router and buy an adapter for the other computer and then just set them to connect to one another but not utilize the same ISP. Would i still use your same method?
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how about just buy another NIC on each computer and cross over cable them together.. that way they'll be networked on a static connection between the 2 nics and have there internet on the other... you can try that.. thats prolly the easiest way to do it
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They're a room apart =\
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:25 PM   #9
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I could do the seperate cards and then plug the adapters into each individual one, though couldn't I?
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well i did see a router with the 2 input ports when i was ordering stuff for my potential ISP... but ahh ill look around :P
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They're a room apart =\

umm you could just use "wireless" using the "ad-hoc" feature to connect them together or you could use the new home networking technology "homeplug" which honestly "and believe me i know" works really really good.
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umm you could just use "wireless" using the "ad-hoc" feature to connect them together or you could use the new home networking technology "homeplug" which honestly "and believe me i know" works really really good.
no offense but the roter is more simple :d
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homeplug is over the powerlines and only acheives a 16mbps speed and is sucepatable to lots fo interferrence from other ac powered devices.

why not buy a second router??? you can also buy a router that has two inputs and 'trunk" it
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I don't care about what I have to buy or anything like that just need to know the proper method to get this to work please =) if I bought two routers.. how would that help? Wouldn't they be on different signals or something? What I was thinking was..

Get a 2nd ethernet card and plug an adapter in there for the 2nd computer and then plug my own router up to an ethernet not connected to my modem and.. that should do it yeah? Neither ethernets would be connected to an ISP just to one another and I leave my modem(s) connected to their original ethernet cards?
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homeplug is over the powerlines and only acheives a 16mbps speed and is sucepatable to lots fo interferrence from other ac powered devices.

why not buy a second router??? you can also buy a router that has two inputs and 'trunk" it

ummm "sucepatble to lots of interference from other ac powered devices" i have to say you wrong on that one.. yes X10 "homeplug like 8 years ago" had lots of interference... but new homeplug technology that uses a OFDM technology doesn't have ANY interference actually... the only issues is distance and thats why its a "home nework" solution currently... and also homeplug AV will be relased later this year that has speeds up to 200mbps..


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i didn't mean replace the router.. keep the router for security purposes.. im just talking about networking the 2 computers together.
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I don't care about what I have to buy or anything like that just need to know the proper method to get this to work please =) if I bought two routers.. how would that help? Wouldn't they be on different signals or something? What I was thinking was..

Get a 2nd ethernet card and plug an adapter in there for the 2nd computer and then plug my own router up to an ethernet not connected to my modem and.. that should do it yeah? Neither ethernets would be connected to an ISP just to one another and I leave my modem(s) connected to their original ethernet cards?
yes that will work with 2 NICS in each computers...

for example:

COMPUTER 1: 1 NIC going to MODEM.. and 2nd NIC going directly to second computer with a static IP address.

COMPUTER 2: same senario.

and if computers are in different loctions and you don't want to do cable drops.. then that why i said "one the 2nd NIC" hook up either AD-HOC wireless on each NIC.. or use a HomePlug bridge to connect the 2 together.. its pretty simple actually.
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Thanks for all the help!
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I was gonna say that DD!!!
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Uhh.. just to be sure, what does NIC stand for? Thanks again everyone
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