Query about networking a pc - need answer asap

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Found 25th Feb 2008
Hey ok so im re-doing my houses net

Got main computer witha router connected to it
and from the ethernet ive got my xbox 360 running (well when i get one)
Running from the wireless router ive got my laptop
but im also considering buying a desktop pc but the one i want doesnt have a modem inside

Now if i hook via etherner my new desktop from the main computer to share the net will that other pc need a modem ??

Daniel

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no............

Ideally you will have a single wireless router either plugged directly into your adsl/cable modem or you may have a wifi router with adsl built in (in which case the adsl wall line is going straight into it).
Now your wifi router should have 4/8 ethernet ports. You can plug your pc, second pc and xbox360 into these ports or buy a few cheap usb wifi devices and just plug them into your pc's and you're cable free!

Does the xbox360 not have built in wifi??

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flux;1632321

Ideally you will have a single wireless router either plugged directly … Ideally you will have a single wireless router either plugged directly into your adsl/cable modem or you may have a wifi router with adsl built in (in which case the adsl wall line is going straight into it).Now your wifi router should have 4/8 ethernet ports. You can plug your pc, second pc and xbox360 into these ports or buy a few cheap usb wifi devices and just plug them into your pc's and you're cable free!Does the xbox360 not have built in wifi??



so i dont need a modem in that computer

Single wireless router got free with aol
just using ethernet to share the net so no modem required -Ace ty

No it'll not need a modem (I'm guessing when you say it doesn't have a modem you mean a 56k dial up modem)If it's new it should have a network card (very suprised if not) may even have wireless. I thought you where gonna have the Xbox ran from your PC's ethernet port? Why not just put the router central or close to the Xbox and run everything else wireless?

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Paddy_o_furniture;1632329

No it'll not need a modem (I'm guessing when you say it doesn't have a … No it'll not need a modem (I'm guessing when you say it doesn't have a modem you mean a 56k dial up modem)If it's new it should have a network card (very suprised if not) may even have wireless. I thought you where gonna have the Xbox ran from your PC's ethernet port? Why not just put the router central or close to the Xbox and run everything else wireless?



its this desktop im gunna buy

hotukdeals.com/ite…e=2

Cheers will order now :-D

If its one of the dodgy AOL routers that only has 1-port you'll be best investing in something like a cheap netgear router to give you more ports.. or just go wifi with everything.

*ALL* new pc's come with network cards nowadays so you'll be fine in that respect.

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flux;1632353

*ALL* new pc's come with network cards nowadays so you'll be fine in that … *ALL* new pc's come with network cards nowadays so you'll be fine in that respect.



Ok ty gunna hold off for a couple of days though until im sure i cant hook it up right

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EDIT -Ordered it - dont need the 19inch monitor so will give it to my parents for free :-)
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