Advice sought: How to connect 2 PC's to router modem with only one RJ-45 socket?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by harrynospamforme@paradise.net.nz, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Guest

    I have two home PC's (W98 and XP) networked through a Dick Smith
    5-Port 10/100 Mbps Ethernet switch. Good network, works flawlessly.

    We are getting ADSL installed and the deal includes a free router
    modem. However, the router modem only has one RJ-45 socket on the back
    of it.

    To get ADSL to both PC's can I to plug the RJ45 cable from the router
    modem into the existing Dick Smith Ethernet switch - the socket labled
    "uplink" ??

    Or can I just buy an RJ-45 doubleadapter and simply plug that into the
    rear of the router modem and then plug the two PC's into that???

    I know I could enable Internet Connection Sharing but that would
    require the main PC to always be turned on.

    Thanks for any advice.
    , Aug 24, 2005
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  2. Bob Guest

    connect the new router to the uplink port

    "" <Harry> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have two home PC's (W98 and XP) networked through a Dick Smith
    > 5-Port 10/100 Mbps Ethernet switch. Good network, works flawlessly.
    >
    > We are getting ADSL installed and the deal includes a free router
    > modem. However, the router modem only has one RJ-45 socket on the back
    > of it.
    >
    > To get ADSL to both PC's can I to plug the RJ45 cable from the router
    > modem into the existing Dick Smith Ethernet switch - the socket labled
    > "uplink" ??
    >
    > Or can I just buy an RJ-45 doubleadapter and simply plug that into the
    > rear of the router modem and then plug the two PC's into that???
    >
    > I know I could enable Internet Connection Sharing but that would
    > require the main PC to always be turned on.
    >
    > Thanks for any advice.
    Bob, Aug 24, 2005
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  3. PC Guest

    snip
    > To get ADSL to both PC's can I to plug the RJ45 cable from the router
    > modem into the existing Dick Smith Ethernet switch - the socket labled
    > "uplink" ??

    snip

    Yes

    Paul.
    PC, Aug 24, 2005
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