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Second PC Thanks to help from this site I have security set up on my SBG 900 Motorola Gateway. My second pc has an adapter that I have decded to remove and go with cat 5 cable instead after I turn off the wireless feature at the access point. I wonder if I can add the cable to the second pc with a simple "T" connector or is a hub necessary from the Motorola access point. I only plan to use them for internet surfing, no printer control or data transfer. Thank You.

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You can't use a T connector for a network (to my knowledge there is no such thing for an ethernet cable). All computers must connect directly to the router, whether they connect wirelessly or not.

Your other option is you can purchase a network hub/switch, e.g. one of these:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/subclass.asp?logon=&langid=EN&catid=21103

You plug this it into your router. Then you can plug usually up to four computer into it, and they'll all be on the network.

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