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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:46 AM

hi.
I have a desktop, laptop and one DSL internet connection which is connected to my desktop.
I just wonder what device should I buy so that I can use the internet both in desktop and
laptop without changing the speed of my internet.

If this is possible, what should I do or what should I buy?

Thanks...
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 06:23 AM

View PostzyrrahXD, on 04 October 2011 - 02:46 AM, said:

hi.
I have a desktop, laptop and one DSL internet connection which is connected to my desktop.
I just wonder what device should I buy so that I can use the internet both in desktop and
laptop without changing the speed of my internet.

If this is possible, what should I do or what should I buy?

Thanks...


I don't know if you can use both the laptop and desktop at the same time on a single line. You would need a dedicated line for each. Even then, with both online, it would pull your speed own to some degree as that is the nature of DSL. Also the more neighbors who decide to get online at the same time will do the same.
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:27 AM

View PostzyrrahXD, on 04 October 2011 - 02:46 AM, said:

hi.
I have a desktop, laptop and one DSL internet connection which is connected to my desktop.
I just wonder what device should I buy so that I can use the internet both in desktop and
laptop without changing the speed of my internet.

If this is possible, what should I do or what should I buy?

Thanks...



a simple 4 port switch/wifi router will do the trick

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:57 AM

View PostzyrrahXD, on 04 October 2011 - 02:46 AM, said:

hi.
I have a desktop, laptop and one DSL internet connection which is connected to my desktop.
I just wonder what device should I buy so that I can use the internet both in desktop and
laptop without changing the speed of my internet.

If this is possible, what should I do or what should I buy?

Thanks...


You definitely need a router. This is basically a box that goes in betwen your DSL modem and all of your Internet devices (PCs, HDTV, and so on). The router shares the Internet signal between the multiple devices.

Typically, a router will have 5 ethernet ports, one of which is dedicated for the connection to the modem. You can plug whatever you want into the other four. In addition, most routers offer WiFi, allowing you to connect devices without a physical cable. That means you can take that laptop into another room and still have Internet access.

Routers not only share the Internet connection; they also put your computers onto a local network. You can share files between them. I have a printer connected directly to the router. It doesn't use the Internet at all, but everyone in the family can print to it.

In fact, I'd recommend a router even to someone with only one computer. Why? Because it acts as a hardware firewall--an additional layer of defense between you and the criminals of the Internet.

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