Router question

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by solobaric, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. solobaric

    solobaric Guest

    I'm moving into a new house and my two computers will be alot farther apart from eachother than before. They will be about 50-55 feet apart now. Except going wireless, how is the best way to let them share the same modem. I have the router, but, do they make ethernet cable in lengths as long as fifty foot. What are my options?
     
  2. Rob

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    You can make ethernet cables in any length you want.

    But if you really want to buy them premade, I think BB/CC/Frys/CompUSSR should all have 50 foot and possibly larger cables.
     
  3. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    If your basement is not finished, you should think about puting some wall-mounts in... It will be much cleaner, and it is becomming more and more of an added feature for when you sell the house...
     
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    You could put the modem inbetween the two computers and buy tw 25' cables as well. Shouldn't go past 300' though depending on the type of CAT 5.
     
  5. Wolf68k

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    There is something I've seen on TheScreenSavers and it's been some what improved since it's earlier days.
    Powerline Networking (you can get links and a review of the products tested) is basicly a device you plug into the wall power outlet and plug a ethernet cable into near the router, do the same in a different part of the house you want to connect from and you should be networked.
    It's not great and I wouldn't really suggest it for things like gaming because the speeds are the greatest. It might be possible for someone, like a next door nieghbor, to now access your network if he/she bought a powerline networking, so keep that in mind too...just depends if they are your side of the transformer.
     

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