Wired + Wireless connection

Nathan February 2, 2009 at 14:02:52
Specs: Windows XP
Hi all, the question i had was to do with having a wired connection, and a wireless connection in the same house. Currently, the 2 PC's in the household are running via wireless. What i would like to do is run my pc through a wired connection, but still leave pc #2 wireless. I would imagine from what i have read, that the easiest way to do this is to run a ethernet cable from my computer, to our router and plug it in. This would be fine, but i'm currently living back home with parents (unfortunately) which means they wouldnt be too pleased if i ran a cable through the hall... My only saving grace seems to be that my current room has a phone socket. Is there a way i can run a connection from my pc, into my old voyager modem, then into the phone socket in my room without disrupting the other connection? I still have 2 or 3 filters somewhere too if it helps? Any response would be appreciatted, im at my wits end with wireless, so unreliable!

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#1
February 2, 2009 at 15:49:32
Here's one option, LAN over AC lines: http://www.devolo.com/co_EN/produkt...
I have no idea how well it works.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#2
February 2, 2009 at 16:36:39
>> Is there a way i can run a connection from my PC, into my old voyager modem, then into the phone socket in my room without disrupting the other connection? <<

If this phone socket in your room is on the same line as the other computers then no you cannot. One telephone line, one modem. thats all it will handle.

I have LAN over AC in my house and it works well. Never had a problem with it. A bit on the slow side but faster than any Internet connection.

Stuart


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#3
February 2, 2009 at 17:25:34
Other possibilities:
Don't think about running an Ethernet cable down the hallway, think about running up to the attic and then down to the router.
You could also work on making the wireless connection work better. This site shows simple parabolic reflectors which will boost the efficiency of the router's antenna so that maybe it'll work better for you.
http://www.freeantennas.com/project...

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