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 Question by Barb Scoggins posted 30 Jul 2007
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I have a desktop computer in my office at home. It has a cable modem that plugs into the satellite cable. I just bought my daghter a laptop for college ,which she will be using in her room.She has a satellite cable line in her room. How can I get it to work in her room, using my connection down stairs?
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 02 Aug 2007
Dear Barb,

You cannot share the connection using two different cable modems on the same cable service. You can, however, install a router between the cable modem and your computer that would also be able to accommodate for the second connection to your daughter's laptop. even thought this is a cabling helpdesk, I would advise you to get a wireless router because those usually have both wired connections you will use for your PC and wireless (WiFi) your daughter's laptop will be using. I am assuming her laptop has a wireless network card because you'd be hard pressed to find one without wireless these days.

You would normally see a diagram of all the required connections right on the back of the box or in the quick installation guide of the router.

Good luck!

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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