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#63071 20-Jun-2010 13:10
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I hope I am in the right forum for this

I am shortly returning to NZ and will be working from home for my Australian employer. I will be working over the net connecting to an Australian server. I will also have VOIP to Australia provided by Faktortel.

My wife also has a computer and needs to access the internet.

I will be renting a house initially and I have no idea what house wiring is like. It does have a separate office and in that office will be my computer and router (DG834G v3) etc. I am assuming there are several telephone jacks throughout the house.

Someone rented the house for me and I haven't seen it but I am pretty sure that my wife's computer will not be able able to be placed near my office and so physical connection to my router is probably out of the question.

I was thinking of using Telecom as my ISP so I could access their TIVO service, so that is another connection to the router needed.

My question is - if the main broadband (ADL2+) connects to my router in the office, how do I connect my wife's computer and the TIVO?


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  #343441 20-Jun-2010 13:18
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How about a couple of long ethernet cables? Out the window in one room, around the outside of the house, and in the window in another room.
Although I see your router has wifi, so the laptop could connect via wifi if you want

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  #343442 20-Jun-2010 13:21
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WiFi is certainly the easiest option. Failing that you will have to run ethernet cable from your router to the other PC's / Tivo.



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  #343516 20-Jun-2010 19:53
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I do have a lap top, and I use that on WiFi now. It was the PC/TIVO that I was concerned about.

Thanks for your assistance

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  #343524 20-Jun-2010 20:15
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kiwiwombat: I do have a lap top, and I use that on WiFi now. It was the PC/TIVO that I was concerned about.

Thanks for your assistance

For your PC you could always get a PCI or USB Wifi Adaptor 

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  #343549 20-Jun-2010 21:30
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Or use a pair of ethernet-over-power devices such as one of the netcomm units that are available. Whilst a fixed cable would be best I have used these in the past with reasonable results...



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  #343592 21-Jun-2010 00:23
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I'll experiment when I arrive in a couple of weeks

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