I have a pc using broadband service (cable) but would like to hook up a second pc in a different room. What type of router do I need to do this and is there anything else besides the router that I need. I do not want to have cords running everywhere. My pc I am currently using is windows vista but would like to hook up windows XP in another room. I tried using another cable modem but that wouldn't work.
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To connect more than one computer to same network, you need to use a router. Two modems will not work on same network. My suggestion: Buy a wireless modem router for cable broadband (and eventually a wireless network card for the other computer. Here is an example: Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless-B 4-Port Cable/DSL Ask retailer to get right model for your broadband. Connect the remote computer with wireless.
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If using a cable, rather than wireless, just plugging the second computer into port 1 through 4 should get it going; you shouldn't have to do anything else. With a wireless connection, you might need to know the wifi password.
SETTING UP A BROADBAND CONNECTION First you need to decide what type of broadband and Internet service you require and these are - 1. DSL that uses your existing telephone line. 2. Cable that uses a cable service and can include a cable TV service. 3. A wireless 3G network uses the mobile/cell phone network and can be separate or combine with your cell phone account. This type of Internet connection uses an USB wireless device shaped like an USB memory stick. Note - Combined services generally offer discount pricing and may include a modem/wireless router.
If you use a wireless router with the DSL or Cable Internet service and your laptop has a wireless card then you can also connect to the Internet at WiFi hot spots like McDonalds, Star Bucks, the Airport etc. If you use the wireless 3G wireless broadband service, then you can access the Internet anywhere where your ISP has 3G wireless coverage. You need to check the service coverage area where you need Internet service. Once you decide what type of broadband your require, then you need to check with the various Internet Service providers to see if they can offer and the cost of the various plans. Note the download limits and the associated additional costs if you exceed the monthly download limits. Once you sign up with a Internet Service provider, their documentation will include setting up instructions and/or installation CD.
In the picture, it looks like a wireless router. In that case, his computer just needs a wireless card to get the internet. Or, you can hard wire it directly from the modem to the computer, if you don't have a wireless card for the computer.
If you're using a Cable provider, do the ff. steps. (For Linksys router)
1. Launch Internet Explorer and type http://192.168.1.1
2. It will prompt you for username and password. Leave it blank on username and type admin for the password.
3. Under SETUP tab, click the sub-tab MAC Address Clone. The click the button Clone My PC's MAC. Then click on Save Settings.
4. Unplug the power to the modem and the router for 30 secs. After that, power on the modem first, wait for all lights to go solid then power on the router. Check if the internet works.
In addition to a wireless router you will need a wireless reciever for each PC you wish to have working simultaneously (assuming the PC does not already have a wireless networking capability) .
The wireless receiver is usually a USB or laptop PC slot device which you plug in to the PC and after installation of the necessary software (usually supplied with the device) you can surf wirelessly. The USB type wireless devices are about GB£20 to buy .
I have heard of people doing it. However, you will need to pay the cable company for an additional line / service, as the MAC address of the modem has to be registered with them in order for it to work.
-- who is your internet service provider -- what is the operating system of your computer? -- is this working fine before or is this a brand new router
you may try this and see if this help solve your problem
Step 1: Shutdown the computer. Step 2: Unplug the router’s power cable. Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds. Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable. Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable. Step 6: Power on the computer on and test the Internet connection.