cat 5 cable query

April 7, 2011 at 17:14:49
Specs: Windows 7
I have a cat5e cable running from my router to a computer (remote) in another room. What I want to do is split this cable and make a loop out of it. My isp modem and router are in the same room (no way to move either one) I want to monitor the isp on the remote computer in the other room using two nic cards in this computer. I want to send the isp directly to the remote and loop it back to the router without adding a cable. Can I use this cable this way? If not why? Thanks much for the help. P.S. I plan on building some kind of splitter so as not to mess up the cable.

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#1
April 8, 2011 at 08:54:59
Why would you want to do this?

The smart thing to do is to always have the router between your LAN and the internet. This way the firewall in it can protect your computers from intrusion. Going directly to one PC would leave that computer exposed.

Perhaps if you explain what it is you're trying to accomplish, we can help you find an easier, and safer, way to do it.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#2
April 8, 2011 at 09:35:27
"I want to monitor the isp on the remote computer in the other room using two nic cards in this computer"

what possible purpose could this serve? what do you think monitoring the isp is going to accomplish?

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#3
April 9, 2011 at 05:03:12
what I need to do is to monitor my isp. I have a family situation that I need to keep an eye on. I do not have a lot of money to buy software to do this.

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#4
April 9, 2011 at 05:05:31
I want to monitor my isp. I have a family situation I need to keep an eye on and I need to monitor everything. I do not have to money to buy software to do this.

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#5
April 9, 2011 at 06:41:31
What kind of logging capability does your current router have?

One I had previously would log all URLs visited by each connected client system and email that log periodically so that I had a record of everything my children did on the net. That was a netgear router. The one I now use only logs IP allocations, not activity. What model router do you have and what does it's manual say about logs?

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#6
April 15, 2011 at 05:37:03
my router has no logging ability what can I do?

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