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Topic # 88703 21-Aug-2011 16:43
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I have one computer thats connected via Wireless,

I have another computer that I am also wanting to connect to the same internet connection,
However the second computer is too far away from my wireless modem so wont pick up the connection, not even via Wireless adaptor.

My Question is:

Can I plug the second computer into a Single Pc Modem and have it wired Via ethernet?, will it still work?

Or Is there any other solutions!

Look forward to your replys, and I hope I have posted this in the right area.

Thanks

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  Reply # 509640 21-Aug-2011 16:58
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What exactly do you have hardwise? What modem/router/wifi AP are you using?

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  Reply # 509643 21-Aug-2011 17:02
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Yes is will work with a single PC modem, if you turn off the wireless router/modem. You cannot use both at the same time. Providing too, that there is no splitter installed in the home. I suggest relocating the wireless modem to a central jackpoint if that is possible, to give a better home coverage



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  Reply # 509645 21-Aug-2011 17:11
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Hey,

I dont think I could relocate the modem, what the situation is we live in the house and my mum lives in the sleepout and the wireless signal cant be picked up in the sleepout even with use of a wireless adaptor....

So I have a wireless modem set up in the house and have a wireless adaptor since Im using a desktop computer..... I brought a cheap wireless adaptor off trade me but that picked up the signal but it wasn't reliable so I tried using my wireless adaptor down there as I have a Belkin G Wireless Adaptor but that didnt work either....

So is there no other way I can have both the computers connected up at the same time,

No we dont have a splitter as I have only one jackpoint in use inside the house and one in use down in the sleepout and no monitored alarm.

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  Reply # 509648 21-Aug-2011 17:20
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Without knowing what modem/wifi or any switches you have, can't really help.

Depending on what you have, you will have to run a long cat5/cat6 ethernet cable to the modem or wifi AP (most wifi AP's these days are all in one router/modem/switches) and keep the other machine on the wifi..

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  Reply # 509669 21-Aug-2011 19:05
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Is the jack point in the sleep out connected to the house?, ie are they the same phone number , or a separate account?

If the are the same , you may be able to use some of the unused pairs in the phone cable to install an Ethernet connection for the sleepout.



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  Reply # 509783 22-Aug-2011 07:57
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Hi there,

Yes they are both on the same phoneline etc....

What details about my modem do you need its a Netgear Wireless modem.

So whats the best approach to solve the problem?

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  Reply # 509826 22-Aug-2011 10:22
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I think the best approach to get internet connection to the PC in the sleepout is to get a long enough length of network cable to connect between the modem/wifi router and the sleepout.  If necessary dig a shallow trench to keep it out the way of lawnmowers.  


Other solutions were outlined in this similar thread:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=42&topicid=76995
  

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  Reply # 509829 22-Aug-2011 10:24
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Which model, and what is the distance from the wireless to the sleepout?

A range extender (http://dicksmith.co.nz/product/XH1426/netgear-universal-range-extender) is one option, but there may be cheaper solutions depending on the model and distance.

Can you just move the wireless closer to the target for instance? ; )

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  Reply # 510045 22-Aug-2011 17:04
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if the range is marginal, raising the height of the existing box might do the trick.

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  Reply # 513120 28-Aug-2011 17:43
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A range extender (http://dicksmith.co.nz/product/XH1426/netgear-universal-range-extender) is one option, but there may be cheaper solutions depending on the model and distance.




I'd go with that option.  CLounge have it for a bit less: http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=13475








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