Networking computers

Closed
Mike - Dec 29, 2009 at 09:56 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Dec 30, 2009 at 10:37 PM
Hello,
I have a computer hooked up with a DSL modem/wireless dual band N router ( NetGear ) I tried to set up a wireless connection to another desk top computer about 50 feet away using a ( NetGear ) dual band N, USB plug-in adapter and the connection is not good - it's less than 50/50 that I can make the connection when I try and I thought I could just run an ethernet cable from the Router to the new computer, But I think a 50 foot cable is going to cost a mint. I do already own some 50 to 100 foot networking cables- but they are standard phone connection wire and jacks. They were used for networking multiple computers together that run a proprietary software program in my business on Linux. Anyway, is it possible to use those cables to connect from the original computer to the new one and access internet without having to get the long ethernet cable ? I Thought maybe setting up a local network, but I don't know how..................

1 reply

xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Dec 30, 2009 at 10:37 PM
RJ-47 (network cables) plugs look like phone plugs but are larger. You may own the required Ethernet (RJ-47) cables. You should try to plug one of them into the router to see if it fits.

Good Luck
0