Thread: DSL Modem Question
October 24th, 2002, 06:57 PM #1
DSL Modem Question
i have two computers. one dsl modem. i can hook one pc to the modem via usb, and the other via nic card, at the same time. as far as i can tell, it splits the bandwidth between the two pc's. other than that, is there any real disadvantage to doing this?
October 24th, 2002, 07:07 PM #2
I didn't think it would work that way. Can the two computers still communicate with each other that way?
October 24th, 2002, 07:19 PM #3
no, but they can both access the internet. im not worried about networking, i just want them both to have internet.
October 24th, 2002, 07:45 PM #4
I heard the USB doesn't go as fast as NIC, but when only dealing with cable speeds, there should be no difference.
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October 24th, 2002, 07:48 PM #5
i forgot to check about ip addy. i will have to check later, cant right now, moved the pc's apart, temporarily.
October 25th, 2002, 10:00 AM #6
yes, both have same ip addy
October 25th, 2002, 10:04 AM #7shahaniGuest
Better way is to do it is to split using a router. These are cheap nowadays and bandwidth is not split. Added advantage both PCs are networked to each other.
October 25th, 2002, 10:14 AM #8and bandwidth is not split.
I wouldn't think you loose any bandwidth with your current setup, however adding a router has some benefits;
1) You can use all ethernet & ditch that USB connection.
2) An added layer of firewalling.
3) NAT (atleast on some models).
4) Some routers have a built in switch so you can network you machines.
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October 25th, 2002, 10:18 AM #9shahaniGuest
That was my understanding but Road Runner Support told me that is not the case with a cable connection. I tried downloading very large files simultaneously in both pcs and they downloaded at the same high speed as if only one PC is connected.
October 25th, 2002, 10:22 AM #10
Interesting, no idea how adding a router can magically increase the bandwidth of your connection. Anyway I still agree that the router is the better option.I dreamt that a large eagle circled the room three times and then got into bed with me and took all the blankets.
October 25th, 2002, 10:56 AM #11and bandwidth is not split.
If it was a cable-modem-router combination then maybe because of the way cable median transmissions work.
Another clarification, the bandwidth isn't reduced to each client of the router all the time. The client gets as much bandwidth as possible based on the network's actual network usage at the time the data is requested.
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