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Windows 7: Acer Laptop.. ready to get it online

06 Mar 2010   #31
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

OK
to use the router to share a connection with more than one PC

DSL Modem connects to ISP connection and via the yellow cable, (supplied with router) to the yellow port on the Wireless Router.

Desktop PC connects by cable, (any color (even pink )), to one of the Grey ports on the wireless router, Normally port one but not essential.

Laptop connects by cable to any of the other grey ports or via wireless

Thats the basic connections done


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06 Mar 2010   #32
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Correct me if I'm wrong here but surely you don't need both a modem and router together for your connections, the desktop and laptop would both connect to the router as I believe it's a combined wireless and switch, it's all done with the one box.
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06 Mar 2010   #33
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Nigel.. Gotch ya.. I think I can do this.
Thanks so much
hugs
LPt
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06 Mar 2010   #34
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong here but surely you don't need both a modem and router together for your connections, the desktop and laptop would both connect to the router as I believe it's a combined wireless and switch, it's all done with the one box.
Hi Joan,

Depends on the actual set-up - a standard wireless router will not have the connectivity or modem function to connect to a telephone socket, (RJ11), or to a cable feed., so you will need a modem to perform this connection that this then fed into the router.

You can get combined Modem/Wireless -Routers that combine the functions (the BT homehub is one I think), these are needed to replace the old USB modems that were the norm a while ago.

The standard modem will now have a connection to the ISP's supply RJ11 or Cable plus an RJ45 connection to be connected to a single PC. To share a connection you need to replace the single PC with a router which is as you rightly say is a combined switch and wireless router

On a technical note the wireless part of a wireless router is actually another port group on the switch
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06 Mar 2010   #35
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Thanks Nigel, I just mentioned it because I've never had 2 separate boxes for my broadband even before getting my Home Hub, my other router was a combined one that did both.

I seem to remember that LPt mentioned a Belkin Wireless Router.
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06 Mar 2010   #36
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Joan The BT Homehub is basically as this illustration ...

Acer Laptop.. ready to get it online-dsl-wireless-router.jpg

Any of the individual components could be (and a few years ago were), separate items


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06 Mar 2010   #37
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Barman58, was it with the advent of ADSL2 that combined modem/routers came about, or was it prior to that?
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06 Mar 2010   #38
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I think it was around that time but it's a natural progression these days - a single "black box" that "Mr & Mrs Average" can just plug in and forget. Also of course some functionality can be combined "on chip" to make assembly easier and reduce costs

Personally I prefer the modular approach as it allows for mix and match installations and if one component fails you don't have to replace everything, (or go without everything until it's fixed), It's the same with any type of all in one Hi-Fi, DVD/TV Combos. Printer/Scanner.
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06 Mar 2010   #39
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I think it was around that time but it's a natural progression these days - a single "black box" that "Mr & Mrs Average" can just plug in and forget. Also of course some functionality can be combined "on chip" to make assembly easier and reduce costs

Personally I prefer the modular approach as it allows for mix and match installations and if one component fails you don't have to replace everything, (or go without everything until it's fixed), It's the same with any type of all in one Hi-Fi, DVD/TV Combos. Printer/Scanner.
thank you for that,as usual with your replies, a lot of knowledge and common sense
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06 Mar 2010   #40
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Hi I'm back.. The reason I have so many seperate items is that.. I've had this DSL/Att/yahoo modem a very long time.. no doubt when it dies.. they will send me out a better version.. up to date one.. in all fairness to everyone..
I'm greatful for the questions too.. I'm learning along with each of you..
plus I'm so greatful I have such great patient help on this..
I'm off to get this completed..then get a scan or whatever it is that I need to let you all see.. what's now of my Laptop..... now that I've removed a few things.. added some also..
LPt
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