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Standard User geoffo
(newbie) Sun 23-Jan-11 20:28:58
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Broadband setup


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At the moment, I am receiving broadband through a Thomson Speedtouch 510 modem. I have another PC in another room by a phone extension socket which I would like to be able to access the internet occasionally. I know I could simply disconnect my modem & plug it in the other room when I need it, but if I bought another Speedtouch 510, could I simply plug it in or would this cause conflicts with my main PC. Ignore wifi please.
Standard User camieabz
(legend) Sun 23-Jan-11 20:36:17
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As far as I know, two modems will not go. Best to connect the modem to a switch (preferable) or hub, and both PCs to that. Failing that, a multi-port router with a built in switch is the tidiest option.

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Standard User JonRennie
(knowledge is power) Sun 23-Jan-11 20:38:38
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As long as only one is plugged into the line at a time it will work.

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Standard User geoffo
(newbie) Sun 23-Jan-11 20:46:11
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Thanks, the rooms are quite a distance apart so it wouldn't be practical to wire both PCs into a switch. Would a 'multi-port router with a built in switch' also mean lengthy wiring?

Really, it looks like disconnecting the modem and carrying it upstairs to the other room sounds like the best option doesn't it - unless I consider wifi
Standard User geoffo
(newbie) Sun 23-Jan-11 20:47:30
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Thanks, I hadn't realised that only one can be plugged in at any one time
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 23-Jan-11 20:48:54
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or homeplugs
Standard User mr_bean
(learned) Sun 23-Jan-11 20:51:39
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Best to connect the modem to a switch (preferable) or hub,


Speedtouch 510 has built-in 4 port hub.

Powerline Ethernet adapters sounds the way to go.
Standard User geoffo
(newbie) Sun 23-Jan-11 20:54:34
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Sorry thicko question, what is a homeplug & how does it work?
Standard User geoffo
(newbie) Sun 23-Jan-11 21:01:25
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I think the latest models have more ports. Mine is an older one and I can only see one port at the back
Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 23-Jan-11 21:05:19
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http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191930

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