[wdvltalk-social] ethenet link problem

joseph harris smilepoet at vfemail.net
Tue Apr 15 17:43:17 BST 2008

From: "Matthew Macdonald-Wallace"
> Quoting joseph harris <smilepoet at vfemail.net>:
>> There are moments when I am convinced I live in a parallel 
>> world
>> and no one can hear me scream...
>> Right - one access point, two computers;   is there a divider 
>> so
>> both computers can access the line through this one point?   I
>> look in vain on the net, in wikipedia, in magazines, aye even
>> into the heavens above [but they're still on dial up].
> You've got a choice between a network hub/switch:
> http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132456
> and plugging the computers into each port with another cable 
> going to
> your ADSL router
> _OR_
> If you haven't got an ADSL router:
> http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132455
> Plug the Phone-line into one socket, the computers in to two 
> more and
> bingo! you're ready to go...
> Cheers,
> M.
> -- 
> Matthew Macdonald-Wallace
> matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk
> http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xFEA1BC16


I have two routers [courtesy of talktalk the failfail] and one is 
doing its job at the 'in' point.   This is plugged to the 
electric wiring and picked up every day in two positions;   no 

But we have another computer by one pickup;  so the need is for 
two computers to use the one plug - equivalent I suppose to a 
router outlet.

Just as one can have a two, three or more connection adapter on a 
telephone line, is there a two-way adapter for an ethernet? 
Since the two machines now arrive at the router down one wire I 
can't see there is a problem in doing this two-way thing for the 
LAN from one pick up plug.

There must surely be a way to do it?


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