[wdvltalk-social] ethenet link problem

Joe Fawcett joefawcett at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 16 06:23:08 BST 2008

From: "joseph harris" <smilepoet at vfemail.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 9:43 AM
To: "Web development and beer" <wdvltalk-social at wdvltalk-social.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [wdvltalk-social] ethenet link problem

> 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
> Matt,
> 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
> problem.
> 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?
> Joseph
Set up internet connection sharing on one machine. Then access the internet 
on the second machine using the first as a gateway. Possibly very slow 
service if you're still on dial up, thought you'd moved to broadband?

Joe Fawcett

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