Hooking up a network at home

Hp compaq presario laptop / CQ50
December 31, 2008 at 14:16:36
Specs: winxp, amd 1.00GHz,1GB ram
Trying to hook up 2 desktop and lap top. I have my DT and Laptop hooked up already. Wanting to know how to hookup the 3 dk top

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#1
December 31, 2008 at 14:42:39
More information needed. What's a 3 dk top?

Information as to what everything is hooked up to would be extremely useful.

Stuart


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#2
December 31, 2008 at 15:06:41
It's my 3rd desk top. I have my desktop on my phone modem and my laptop on my wireless modem. What I want to do is hook up another desktop I have down stair in my TV room. Which will be 2 desktop and 1 laptop. I also have 2 more phone modems if I could use these. Thanks for the reply. When I tried to enter the question it said I could only use 35 charaters

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#3
December 31, 2008 at 15:31:59
Are you trying to create a home network or just trying to connect each PC to internet?

You say one PC is connected to a "Phone Modem" and laptop is connected to a wireless modem.

Do you have two separate ISP accounts? Is your "Phone Modem" a dialup? Or is it DSL/cable?

Tell us the make/model numbers of the hardware you are using. Extra modems will be of no use to you. I suggest you need a wireless router with inbuilt 4 port switch.

That way you can share a single internet connection and establish a home network (LAN) between all three of your systems. This presumes you aren't on a dialup connection.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#4
January 1, 2009 at 05:24:55
I suggest you need a wireless router with inbuilt 4 port switch.

That way you can share a single internet connection and establish a home network (LAN) between all three of your systems. This presumes you aren't on a dialup connection.

If you already own a router with a single LAN port (as compared to the type with 4 LAN ports as described above) then buy a small switch to plug into your router which you can then in turn plug clients into.


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#5
January 1, 2009 at 15:13:27
I have 2 desk tops 1 desktop I'm using the other one Is not hooked to nothing which is the one I want to connect to. I am also using a wireless for mp laptop. I don't want to run any wires if I don't have to for the desktop thats not hooked up. Thanks,

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#6
January 5, 2009 at 22:40:43
I went to a computer store and they said all I needed was a wireless USB for the one desktop I'm not using. I haven't seen anything like this. All you do is plug this wireless antenna in and it connects to your wireless router. It's like a wireless card plugged into your comp.I think this is the better way to to this, Thanks all for your replies.

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