3 routers 4 PCs 3 phone connections 1 DSL ISP

November 14, 2010 at 16:12:48
Specs: Windows 7, 4gb
at the moment, I use one computer, netgear router, and the family use a laptop which finds the router no problem. Later this week there will be two more computers, not wifi, but both will have acess to other routers and telephone connections, independant of the original computer being used now. Do I need to configure anything else apart from running local network wizards on the new computers, because I doubt it's going to be plain sailing getting 3 static computers running from one ISP..

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#1
November 14, 2010 at 16:14:06
why multiple routers?

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#2
November 14, 2010 at 16:22:33
I guessed that they would need to be connected to something, but thinking about you're right, I guess I don't need more than one, but how will the other 2 static computers access my DSL filter from going straight into the closest phone line port,

the other computers will be in different rooms, not able to conncet to the exisiting router, via ethernet cable and they are not wifi


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#3
November 14, 2010 at 16:30:27
ok I see what you mean now. Hmmm that is a tough one. In a normal small lan like yours, you would connect plug a switch into the dsl modem and then connect all of your devices to it. I'm not really sure how to do that with rj-11's and dsl. I think you would have to have your home's main phone line uplinked to that modem. That would in turn make the modem available from any port in the house. I'm no dsl expert, but I think that would work.

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#4
November 14, 2010 at 16:36:44
well thats what got me on the idea of having to connect to other routers. I have 2 other DSL filters that these computers could connect to, then into their own phone line connection, would that work?

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#5
November 14, 2010 at 16:38:37
yes I think it would. as long as those other phone lines are linked to your existing or another router then yeah I think it would.

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#6
November 14, 2010 at 16:42:13
the other 2 phone lines are connected to the one line, just like phone extensions mounted on the wall.

if it works will they just share the bandwidth with no conflict?


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#7
November 14, 2010 at 16:44:23
as long as that dsl modem is a dhcp server on your lan and they can get a unique ip from that dhcp, then yes they will be fine.

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#8
November 14, 2010 at 16:48:26
how do I find that out, contact the ISP who provided the DSL filter

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#9
November 14, 2010 at 16:51:06
I would try it out and see if it works first. You could call them though, I'm just afraid they might try to sell you something you don't need.

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#10
November 14, 2010 at 16:55:51
thankyou very much for all your help, I'm sure I'll be back if things don't go well

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#11
November 14, 2010 at 16:59:53
anytime Nelson71.

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#12
November 15, 2010 at 06:44:59
You can only use one filter per dsl line. The filter is what breaks out the dsl line from phone traffic. Then you connect the dsl modem which transforms the signal from rj11 to rj45 which is what you connect your router to. From the router you then go to all the pcs or to a switch and than all the pcs.

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#13
November 15, 2010 at 06:56:37
there we go.. .I knew there had to be a conversion from rj11 to rj45 somewhere.

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#14
November 16, 2010 at 00:04:01
thanks for that update.

perhaps it would be easier for me to make these 2 new computers wireless, somehow. Could I connect them to their own access points or something similar?


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#15
November 16, 2010 at 08:06:07
You have a wireless router. All you would need are usb wireless dongles if the distance isn't easy for running network wires.

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