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i have ADSL at home and i am thinking of purchasing another computer exclusively for FS i have ADSL connected to my current computer however i want to also enable ADSL through my new (FS) computer so i can download the weather and play on vatsim,is this possible if so what cables / hardwares do i requirethx

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You just need to get a broadband multiport router. Most will have 4 ports just like if you went out and got a plain network hub. And the router will have a WAN connection where your ADSL would plug in. You would then plug in both your computers into the LAN ports and they would share your single internet connection. So as far as parts and cables, a network card in each computer, the router, and your two Cat-5 network cables connecting each computer to the router.

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Scott has given you good advice, however there is another way to use both PCs.Use the one already connected to ADSL to run your weather program, RW & SB and your connection to Vatsim.Use the new PC soley for FS.Connect as Scott says but use Widefs by Pete Dowson as the software connection between the two PC's. That way you don't *need* the FS PC to connect to the 'Net, it connects to the 'Net & Vatsim via Widefs and the DSL PC.HTH

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hi guys thanks for your advice now i need to buy a second computer:-)

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it also depends how your ISP authenticates you on ADSL. If they're using PPPoE and allow two connections at once you only need to buy a hub or switch and connect it to ADSL modem ISP will provide you.If you're using XP or 2000 they already contain pppoe client software.. For long term "peace" :) , i'd suggest getting one of those adsl routers with some switch ports. They're really cheap. Hope this helps. Miro MajcenSenior Managing EditorAVSIM Onlinewww.avsim.com

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