What you need:
1. A modem to connect you with the ADSL or cable
2. A router that on one site connects with the modem, and the other side with up to 4 PC's (via a NIC). As an added advantage, these PC's can communicate between each other (a socalled 'home network') sharing printers and files, if you configure the system like that.
Your choice between cable and ADSL should be based on:
- the speed you need
- the price you wanna pay (one-time install, modem/router and monthly payments)
- the download volume allowed in the montly payment and the added costs of extra Gb downloaded (can go quite high if you use it to download movies, use P2P, play Internet games, watch telly, listen to Internet radio and all those nice things possible)
- quality of helpdesk and service (as experienced by other people you happen to know)
- software you need to install; I would opt for NO required software - just plug any PC into the router and Internet should work
- time needed to get things working
- if they send someone to install it (if you want so and need so)
Hope this helps.
i am currently using a dial up connection 45k on good days, I want to change to DSL or Cable, but do not know which, currently Bell south has a good cheap deal in my area DSL, but we have 3 computers that some times are used at the same time, do I need a $75 modem for each one? and basicaly same question for cable though thier prices are kinda high.
thanks for your input