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Siemens 4200 2 computers

Can i use 2 computers without using another gadget? 1 on the dsl port and the other on the ethernet port?

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Yes and No! The 4200 gives you the option to connect via USB or Ethernet. You can only use one or the other to connect. You have two options. The first DOES involve another "gadget". The second does not!

Solution #1

I realize you're not looking to use additional equipment, but a network hub, switch or router will give you what you need. You can pick up a very inexpensive router for under $50 or even better a wireless router for a few bucks more.

I recommend a Linksys Wireless Router (Model - WRT54G) as it is very user friendly and comes ready to use. Just connect the port labeled "Ethernet" to the "WAN" port of the Linksys Wireless Router. Then connect both of your computers to any of the four "LAN" ports.

Solution #2

You can connect the first computer directly to the 4200 via USB and connect the second computer directly to the first computers ethernet port using a Network Crossover cable. Without a router of hub between the two computers, a crossover cable is required to allow them to talk to each other.

Once you have them connected to each other, on the first computer open the network connection properties for your internet connection (will be the one setup during the install of the USB modem) and click "Share This Computers Internet Connection".

Now the first option is surely the most reliable and keeps the traffic separate.

Hope this help!

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NO, the DSL port should be plug into the phone line. However if you can purchase a 4 port 10/100 switch/hub, plug the switch into the unit using the ethernet port and then into the computers using the extra ports in the switch/hub it will work.


The URL for the breakdown of the Siemens 4200 is here http://bc.whirlpool.net.au/bc/hardware/?action=h_view&model_id=278

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