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Topic # 32899 26-Apr-2009 20:14
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Hi i am just wondering...

we have a adsl router (dlink 502t) in the living room for the desktop computer.

if i was to buy another 502t router for another room in the house that has a phone jackpoint would i be able to acess the internet in both the living room and the other room at the same time? any help appreciated


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  Reply # 209564 26-Apr-2009 20:25
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No. You can only have 1 ADSL modem per line.

What you're wanting is an ADSL modem with a router in it or wireless so you can connect multiple computers to a single ADSL modem.

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  Reply # 209638 27-Apr-2009 09:54
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you would need to get 2 wireless routers the same that offer something like a WDS feature between them, then you could use one where your internet connection is and the other would be WDS'ed to where you put the other one in the house, then you could have another 4 ethernet ports where you put the second one and also have better wireless coverage as the wds acts like a repeater.

Something like this: for $89 each will work well, they are 200mw as well, good strong output, you wont have any signal problems.

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  Reply # 210133 28-Apr-2009 11:50
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Two wireless routers sounds like overkill if the living room computer is not too far away or on a different level

You've got 3 options imo:

1: Get a wireless router hook it up to the Dlink 502T and get a wireless PCI/PCI-E card (or wireless usb stick) for the living room computer.

2: Run a ethernet network cable from the DLink 502T to your living room computer, you could run it inside along the walls, or under carpet or drill a hole outside and run it under a ledge and back in near the living room.  Depends on your situation and how much DIY effort you want to put in.

3: Use ethernet over power adapters like these: expensive option but easy.

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