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some question

Discussion in 'Networks' started by volume, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. volume

    volume Nibble Poster

    Hey guys got some questions

    (back round information that may help) My computer is connected to a modem and gives me 10MBs so I bought a wireless router so I could connect my PC and parents laptop to the internet all at the same time and we both get 10MBs

    First how does a a Sever share internet connection ?
    Could i buy a desktop computer and install Windows sever 2003 on it and will it support both windows xp and vista ?
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  2. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

    You don't need a server OS to share the connection, especially if you have a wireless router. You should plug the cable from the phoneline into the router (which is going to the modem at the minute) then configure the settings in the router (you may need to get details from your ISP if you don't know them).
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  3. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

    hope this helps

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  4. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    You realise that if you are all connected to the same internet at the same time, you wont ALL get 10 Mb/s, you will get a share of that. Wont be a problem for web browsing, but you will notice it if one of you starts downloading large files, etc.

    This is only the case if the OP has actually bought a ADSL Modem/Router. If they have a simple router, then it would need to go from the phone to the modem, and into the router from there. However I suspect you are right in that the OP has bought an ADSL modem/router.
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