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Two PCs on BT broadband using phone extension



 
 
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Old February 11th 04, 07:47 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Barry Cade
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Default Two PCs on BT broadband using phone extension

Hi

I was approached by a colleage at work who is looking at BT broadband. He
currently has one master socket and one extension both of which have PCs
attached as well as phones and currently use dialup.

Is there a way to use the extension as well as the master socket to run
each PC on broadband without replacing the wiring or using wireless.

Thanks for your help

Baz
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Old February 11th 04, 10:03 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Tiscali Tim
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Default Two PCs on BT broadband using phone extension

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Barry Cade wrote:

Hi

I was approached by a colleage at work who is looking at BT
broadband. He currently has one master socket and one extension both
of which have PCs attached as well as phones and currently use dialup.

Is there a way to use the extension as well as the master socket to
run each PC on broadband without replacing the wiring or using
wireless.

Thanks for your help

Baz



I presume that each PC currently has its own modem, and that only one of
them is connected to the internet at a time?

Your colleague can replicate this arrangement with broadband - by fitting a
broadband modem to each PC and only using one at a time, as before. Each
phone socket will need a filter if a phone is also going to be plugged in.

However, a far better arrangement would be to use an ADSL router, plus a
network card in each PC - which will allow the connection to be shared so
that both PCs can be on line at the same time. Connections between the
router and the PCs can be either wired or wireless, depending on preference
and convenience.

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Old February 11th 04, 10:06 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Two PCs on BT broadband using phone extension

On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 07:47:23 GMT, Barry Cade
wrote:

I was approached by a colleage at work who is looking at BT broadband. He
currently has one master socket and one extension both of which have PCs
attached as well as phones and currently use dialup.

Is there a way to use the extension as well as the master socket to run
each PC on broadband without replacing the wiring or using wireless.


Yes - you could have an ADSL modem plugged in on each computer, also
if you wanted to use both sockets for the phone you would need a
microfilter plugged into each one as well.

However under this setup you would only be able to have one computer
online at any point, not both at the same time.

If you wanted to be able to have both online at the same time, you
would either need to have one computer acting as a router (Internet
Connection Sharing) and connect it with wires or radio to the other -
this is what I do, though it has the disadvantage in that the router
computer has to be on for you to access the internet with the other
computer.

Or, alternatively, you could buy a router so that both computers
independently access the Internet.

Doug
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Old February 11th 04, 10:52 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
phantom
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Default Two PCs on BT broadband using phone extension

However, a far better arrangement would be to use an ADSL router, plus a
network card in each PC - which will allow the connection to be shared so
that both PCs can be on line at the same time. Connections between the
router and the PCs can be either wired or wireless, depending on

preference
and convenience.


BT sell a router product that can do the networking part over telephone
lines:
http://www.shop.bt.com/invt/011593



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Old February 11th 04, 02:09 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Two PCs on BT broadband using phone extension

Barry Cade wrote:

I was approached by a colleage at work who is looking at BT broadband. He
currently has one master socket and one extension both of which have PCs
attached as well as phones and currently use dialup.

Is there a way to use the extension as well as the master socket to run
each PC on broadband without replacing the wiring or using wireless.


The sensible answer is no. Yes you could have two ADSL modems but then
you have the difficulty of ensuring they are never going to try and
compete for the line.

A router is the way to go with ethernet between the computers. One
option to consider if wishing to avoid installing more wires or using
wireless would be making the ethernet connection between the PCs over
the mains wiring with kit like:-

http://www.solwise.co.uk/net-powerline.htm

There are also similar boxes that will allow you to extend a network
over the internal phone wiring - although these seem to have lost
popularity in these Wi-Fi days.

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John.

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