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February 8, 2013 7:50:35 PM

I have two desktops i would like internet for, but access to only one Ethernet cable.


50 feet away is a comcast cable modem hooked up to a 4 port wireless router. My landlord uses one of the ports, and I live in a basement with two other tenants.

I bought a 50 foot cable to run to my room a while ago for desktop#1, is there any way i can get both desktops hooked up without buying a 5 port router and another 50 foot cable? wireless is unreliable in the basement.

I am not 100% sure about what a switch does, could i persay run the 50 foot cable to a switch, and then a shorter cable to each of my computers?

Shanks!

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February 8, 2013 8:03:43 PM

Just get a 4 or 5 port switch.
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February 8, 2013 8:23:34 PM

sweet, thanks!
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February 8, 2013 8:23:44 PM

Best answer selected by Baldey.
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