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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Road runner
From: Bruce Bales <bbales@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 06 May 2001 22:19:34 -0500
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Jim Vetor wrote:

> I am considering taking service with Roadrunner.
> Were is a good place to find a modem for use with them and about what does 
> one cost.

Comp USA sells them for about $170, I think.  I am still renting from Road 
Runner for $15 a week.  Mine is called a Surfboard.

> I'm wanting to connect two computers and be able to be on the internet at the 
> same time on both. The problem is one computer is in another building. Can I 
> run cable from the house (buried under the surface) to the other building to 
> connect that computer?
>  It would probabley take 100 feet of cable, would this degrade the signal?

10baseT is supposed to be good for 100 Meters or about 330 feet.  Don't know 
about burying it though.

> Can this be done with the one modem box?

Yes, theoretically, with one modem and three ethernet NICs.  They run $5 to $15 

> What would be a good card for this hookup and about what do they cost each?

I'm using a Netgear FA310 and several NE2000 cards.  Lots of people praise the 
3COM cards.  Look at the ethernet HOWTO for a list of cards and drivers.  Seems 
like most of the common ISA cards use the NE driver.  Other good drivers are 
Tulip and Lance.

> I've never messed with anything but dialup so any suggestions are welcome. 
> Thanks.
> Jim Vetor
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