2nd Office / 1 Modem

Discussion in 'Networking & Internet' started by billrigsby, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. billrigsby


    Nov 6, 2011
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    I have been tearing down the office to become a bedroom. It currently has my Century Link DSL Modem in it. The person moving into the office (bedroom) will need internet as will I in my new office.

    If the single modem is left in its place for the new user, how can I get internet to the new office?

    1) Do I need a second phone line and modem?

    2) Is there a wireless box that will get me internet signal to a Ethernet connection on my PC?

    3) Do I have to run an Ethernet cable from the existing modem to the new office?

    billrigsby, Jun 15, 2015
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  2. billrigsby


    Jul 9, 2015
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    Wireless broadband modem will not connect your PC to Ethernet, but assuming that you use Vista, there is a smoke-and-mirrors procedure as follows:
    From eBay: a $ 5 wireless adapter: one that is very small. You plug it in and ... nothing happens because the esteemed Vista has no drivers for 811.n toggle.
    Back to eBay, another $5 wireless adapter that is connected with an USB cable and has also an antenna - for maximum discomfort. It ensures a very poor reception BUT:
    it comes with a small installation disk that has the 811.n drivers. You pretend to install it, after which your small toggle will work and you can even fit a laptop in a bag with it.
    whistling, Jul 9, 2015
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