Ethernet Cables

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Janus, May 11, 2007.

  1. Janus

    Janus Guest

    2 Computers One with Vista Premium and One with XP Home woking off a KVM
    Switch. At moment the Vista machine is on Broadband via Ethernet.
    Question...Can I have an extra Ethernet Cable connected to the XP machine
    and unplug the Vista Cable from the Broadband Box and then plug the XP cable
    into the box when and if I need to without causing any damage to either
    Computer or Broadband Box, this of course when both Computers and the
    Broadband Box are switched on.
    Thanks for any answers.
    Walt City of Lincoln UK
    Janus, May 11, 2007
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  2. Yes you can do this - both system will detect the removal of the cable and

    HOWEVER, why not put a network hub/switch in to give both system access to
    the broadband and each other.
    There are lots of good articles about installing a simple home network
    around. and the hardware is minimal cost
    Mike Brannigan, May 11, 2007
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    Mark Rae Guest

    Mark Rae, May 11, 2007
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    Ray Rogers Guest

    Ray Rogers, May 11, 2007
  5. Janus

    Janus Guest

    Thanks for all the sugestions..suddenly realised that I have a Linksys
    Wireless-G 2.4Ghz Broadband Router with Speed Booster with One Ethernet Input
    and 4 Ethernet Outputs...have mislaid the Handbook but still have the CDs
    that came with it...
    So to recap..Cable from Broadband to the Input...Cables from the 2 Computers
    go to 2 of the Output sockets and there wont be a Clash from the Computers.
    Great.....Thanks for all the help.
    Walter aka Janus
    Janus, May 11, 2007
  6. Exactly.
    As long as the router is configures to serve off IP addressing information
    for multiple machines
    Mike Brannigan, May 11, 2007
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