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I have two computers in the house. One is a PC which has a Thomson ST 536 v6 Modem with wires for a 3Gig per month broadband connection with Telecom being the ISP. Now a new computer, it is a poweful Mac, needs to be connected also with its modem. Can I get a modem with two ethernet ports to run both different computers on through the same telephone line, or do I need a seperate modem for the Mac? If one modem would suffice, what type do I need? If I need a seperate modem, what types are recommended, and could a wireless modem be connected without further upgrades?

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If you are on a dial up connection, you will have to provide access to both computers through the phone line. Yes they can both use the same line out. You can use the same line and run a Y connection, one line feeds both computers through a splitter. If your paying for 3gig a month connection, now that you have 2 computers, you will have to keep close watch on how much you access the net, only 2x more. Now if you can get DSL or a cable ISP connection, you can then get a wireless in-hous connection. Your older computer, can hook up through a RJ45 port, network card. or direct connection. Your new Mac should have a wireless net card, and is wireless ready. Hope this helps Fix Ya up.

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