Connecting an extra computer to Internet

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Thu Jul 5 23:50:23 UTC 2007

William Case wrote:

> I have a Motorola Cable modem supplied to me by my cable company.  One
> end is connected to a fork or splitter on the incoming cable.  Next I
> have a cheap AOpen router ($20 - $25 US or CAD$) which can take four
> computer installations connected by a RJ45 line.  By luck this house was
> purchased with lines from every room.  That means the router can handle
> anything up to 100 feet away.  Buy as long a RJ45 line as you think you
> will need.

RJ45 is actually a connector type but what is more significant is the 
wire type.  You need cat 5 wire for 100M connections and they can be up 
to 100 meters long.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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