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Can 1 computer be leftOFF network but still have internet

by detrop1 / February 27, 2013 3:01 AM PST

My brother has the only computer connected to the internet in the house and refuses to let us set up a home network because he's paranoid. Is there any way to hook up both a wireless router and his computer to the cable modem seperately? I'd hate to have to get a whole seperate cable hookup.

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A router . . .
by Coryphaeus / February 27, 2013 4:19 AM PST

Some modems have the standard Ethernet connection and a USB connection. Some allow both to be used at the same time, some don't. You'll just have to investigate the modems available to you. If a modem will allow both connections, connect his using the USB port, and then connect a router using the Ethernet port for the other PCs.

I think I'd have a heart to heart with my brother.

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by pgc3 / February 27, 2013 11:20 PM PST

Just don't set up SHARING and have him use a strong password on his system but if he is that paranoid, personally, I'd get my own hook up and even use a different server. I had a friend some time back with a similar issue and eventually that is what happened, separate hook ups and different service providers, what a nightmare that was!

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