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I have a linksy instant broadband etherfast cable/dsl router and I have WOW internet service. I'm been using a dell computer and just obtain a EMac computer and would like to share the WOW internet connections. My question is how do I do this?

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Which Linksys router do you have?
If it has 4 ethernet ports in the rear of the router you will need CAT 5 cable to run from the router to the computer...
One cable per computer...
The computer needs to have a network card in it...

So the setup is... WOW modem to Internet input on Linksys router and cables to each computer from the Linksys...

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