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 Question by David Viers posted 31 Jan 2001
 Ethernet & DSL
If my wife's office has an ethernet network and they want to get a dsl line, does every computer need a dsl line or ya think they only need one?
Whats the basic layout for something like that? Any help is greatly appreciated!
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 31 Jan 2001
Dear David,

For the whole office they will need only one DSL line since they can attach the DSL modem to a routers/switch device. Sometimes these devices are referred as 'Internet gateways'.
In these kinds of installations the most basic layout would be to have the DSL modem connected to the router, which is in the center of the network with all the PCs wired with separate CAT5E cables. Modular jacks at the PC side, patch panel at the router/switch side.
For more information on layout schemes I would recommend you to look at our Residential Cabling Guide at
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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