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2 Broadband connections on 1 router



 
 
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Old November 9th 04, 07:49 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Neil Cooper
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Default 2 Broadband connections on 1 router

My wife uses BT Yahoo broadband on her work laptop and I use BT Broadband on
my laptop. If we buy a wireless router can we both access the internet at
the same time.

We do not want to share files but we may want to share a printer so any
advice on how to set this up would be appreciated.

Thanks Neil


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Old November 9th 04, 08:44 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham
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Default 2 Broadband connections on 1 router



My wife uses BT Yahoo broadband on her work laptop and I use BT Broadband

on
my laptop. If we buy a wireless router can we both access the internet at
the same time.

We do not want to share files but we may want to share a printer so any
advice on how to set this up would be appreciated.

Thanks Neil




Aren't BT BB and BT Yahoo BB different ISP's ?

So does that mean you and your wife access the internet on two different
telephone lines?

On the thread you started on the 24 Sept you said that you were both on the
same ISP; BT BB.
Has something changed?

Graham.


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Old November 9th 04, 08:44 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Phil Thompson
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Default 2 Broadband connections on 1 router

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 19:49:48 -0000, "Neil Cooper"
wrote:

My wife uses BT Yahoo broadband on her work laptop and I use BT Broadband on
my laptop. If we buy a wireless router can we both access the internet at
the same time.


you have two Broadband lines ? how do you connect now ?

why do you want two connections at the same time - or do you ?

a wireless access point could connect both laptops to a LAN which
could connect to two broadband lines via two modem/router devices. A
combo wireless modem/router will only access a single broadband line.

Phil
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Old November 10th 04, 01:26 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Stephen Haley
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Default 2 Broadband connections on 1 router

a wireless access point could connect both laptops to a LAN which
could connect to two broadband lines via two modem/router devices. A
combo wireless modem/router will only access a single broadband line.

Surely he could use a combo wireless modem/router & a dsl modem. It would
then simply be a matter of using diff gw addresses on the 2 pcs. Suspect
however that he is talking about sharing one dsl between 2 pcs in which case
he will need a wireless router if he already has an ethernet modem or a dsl
modem/wireless router if he is using a usb modem. As they are laptops would
suspect that the latter is the case.
The printer would also require a wifi connection - these are specialist
products and depend on wether the printer is Parallel or USB. Dlink do both
types DP-G310(USB 1 printer) for 76 , DP-DG321 (2x USB 1xParallel) for
135. Linksys also do them WPS11 (1xParallel) for 83 or wps52 (1xParallel &
1xUSB) for 80. Belkin also do a USB ver 60.
Probably best to try and stick to one manufacturer as 54mb stuff from diff
manufacturers can get iffy.

There is an alternative though that is well worth consideration especially
if the house has thick walls or is large and that is the Vigor 2600g (160)
which gets rave reviews and would appear to be better than the
belkin/dlink/linksys offerings and includes a USB printer port BUT this
would mean that the Printer would have to be sited next to the wireless
access point. It does simplify instalation though.

There is a big but with the above in that you should check with the company
that your printer is supported and I suspect you may lose printer
functionality like low ink warnings etc. As a rough guide if there is a
linux print driver available then it should work.

Lastly just to confuse if the printer is getting on a bit there are a new
generation of printers turning up with Wifi embeded like Epson C1900 & HP
psc2510 offerings BUT these are all 10mb offerings so they will slow down
the wireless NW a bit but if all you are doing is sharing adsl it is
unlikely to make any diff.

hope this helps a bit


"Phil Thompson" wrote in message
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On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 19:49:48 -0000, "Neil Cooper"
wrote:

My wife uses BT Yahoo broadband on her work laptop and I use BT Broadband

on
my laptop. If we buy a wireless router can we both access the internet at
the same time.


you have two Broadband lines ? how do you connect now ?

why do you want two connections at the same time - or do you ?

a wireless access point could connect both laptops to a LAN which
could connect to two broadband lines via two modem/router devices. A
combo wireless modem/router will only access a single broadband line.

Phil
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spamcop.net address commissioned 18/06/04
Come on down !



 




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