[wdvltalk-social] broadband access

joseph harris smilepoet at vfemail.net
Thu Mar 27 15:59:50 GMT 2008

Thanks Dave -  you're quite sure about the 'only one modem' 
thing?  <wanders off, sulking>


From: "David Precious"

> On 03/26/2008 02:46 PM, joseph harris wrote:
>> Our problem is we can't use wireless.
> Why?
>>  We are uncertain about
>> having distribution through the mains wiring;
> Never used it, but I've heard reports that it works reasonably 
> well
> (although I think they have to be on the same circuit, and the 
> signal
> can struggle with certain "noisy" appliances plugged in).
>> and the points of
>> connection [inbound and computer positions] are too far apart 
>> to
>> think that ethernet wires are a good option.   And that is 
>> apart
>> from the difficulty of fixing the wiring round, and how it 
>> would
>> look and the hazards it might cause.
> Ethernet can reach a fairly long way with no problems; if it's 
> a very
> long run you might need a repeater in the middle to boost the 
> signal (an
> el-cheapo hub or switch will do the job for that).
>> I am sure it is possible to have each computer pick up via its
>> own modem [I already have them - SmartAX 882 - due to failed
>> attempts!], but the question is what problems not having a 
>> common
>> router might cause - if any.
> Nope, you cannot have more than one ADSL modem on the same 
> telephone
> line, it just won't work.
> Cheers
> Dave P

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