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By shantie ·
I cannot get broadband and have signed up for ISDN. My sons computer is networked with mine and he can access the internet using internet sharing. When we change to ISDN, what do I need so that he can still get on line, and can he do this without my computer being turned on. Do I need a router and is a ISDN router different from an ordinary broadband router. Do the two computers still have to be networked, when using a router to connect to internet. Thank you

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to ISDN internet access

Yes you can use a router or even just the ISDN modem and hub after you have setup the Modem connection directly from one of your computers.

Part 2 of your question no they do not have to be networked if you use a router/hub as both computers will have access through the Router/Hub to the Modem so you can have your computer turned off and still allow your son access to the Internet.

Yes an ISDN Router is different to a ordinary Broadband Router but I think what you are considering as an Ordinary Router is actually an ISDN router/Modem combination.

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by shantie In reply to

thanks for the answer makes it a bit clearer

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by shantie In reply to ISDN internet access

Thanks for the quick reply. If I use a Router/hub both computers would then need a network card and cable to connect to the hub, even if they are not networked, is that correct??
Regarding different routers, eg on Ebay categories Broadband routers and category for ISDN routers which are a lot dearer

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by Neil Cotton In reply to ISDN internet access

Yes....a Hub is a network connectivity device....so they are networked but in an infrastructure mode, rather than peer-to-peer.
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If you have an external ISDN modem at the minute, and has independent internal configuration, that is normally accessed by connecting to "http://<IP ADDRESS OF MODEM> which is normally 192.168.2.1 or 10.0.0.1

Then all you need is a normal hub, about ?20.
IF you have an internal card, or one where you have to active the connection from the PC (it is connected to) everytime you wish to use the internet. Then you will need to buy a new "hardware device configured" ISDN modem/router confifig. See which is cheaper, to get a standard ISDN (with hardware config internally stored) modem, or with routing capabilities. You don't actually need a ROUTER....just one with more than 1 ethernet connetion (network cable port). It may be cheaper to get a normal one and a cheap *** hub. Baring in mind that if you do this, you will need to plug two devices into your power sockets.

Hope this helps

Regards
Neil Cotton

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by Neil Cotton In reply to

ok that pic didn't work

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by shantie In reply to

thanks for the answer could not understand all the C I M H business but gives me more to work with

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