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springa886
03-06-2007, 09:56 PM
I would like to setup a home network and am wondering if I have the right stuff to do it. The thing in my computer that my adsl modem plugs into is called "VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter." Is that a network card?
Would this http://www.pro-nets.com/eng/product.php?mode=show&cid=122&pid=51 work with that card?
Any help would be appreciated.
Cheers.

dolby digital
03-06-2007, 10:11 PM
I would like to setup a home network and am wondering if I have the right stuff to do it. The thing in my computer that my adsl modem plugs into is called "VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter." Is that a network card?
Would this http://www.pro-nets.com/eng/product.php?mode=show&cid=122&pid=51 work with that card?
Any help would be appreciated.
Cheers.

You are on the right track, yes it is a network card. I presume your adsl modem has only one ethernet port; some have 4 which means you can use that as the basis of a home network. If yours only has one (if its say a Dlink 302G), then yes, if you purchased an ethernet switch (like the one you have linked to) to plug your other pc's into.

springa886
03-06-2007, 11:04 PM
Hey cheer for the advice man. Your right, it only has one port in it, so how does the network hook up to the inter net if the port that the internet is plugged into now is taken up by the switch thingee?? Is there a port on the Switch for the internet cable?
P.S how bout this one http://wwwshop.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?name=TP-Link+10%2F100M+5+Port+Switch&products_id=989, will that work?? (Sorry, just looking thru a few of em.)

Myth
03-06-2007, 11:47 PM
The internet connects to your adsl modem. Then you have a cable connecting the modem to the switch. Each computer on the network connects to that switch :)

feersumendjinn
04-06-2007, 03:25 PM
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/homenetworking/ig/Home-Network-Diagrams/index.htm
This may help you, especially the second diagram:
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/homenetworking/ig/Home-Network-Diagrams/Wired-Router-Network-Diagram.htm