posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 10:23 PM
It's my personal opinion that Xbox and the PC are a huge waste of your time. I've spent years digesting and consuming all forms of digital information
and entertainment. Get out and see the world before it's destroyed. But if you really want to solve this problem I can help. It sounds like you need a
router. A router is to a modem what a Semi-trailer is to pickup truck. Try to avoid wireless routers as people can piggyback off your signal, even
with encryption. Routers aren't that expensive and somewhat simple to setup. A good brand is Linksys or D-Link. You can find them at Best Buy or any
major electronics retailer. The high performance ones usually run between $75 and $100, but you can find an average one for $25 to $50. You might have
a neighbor or computer geek friend who is willing to give you theirs for free. All you have to do is connect the Router to the Modem using ethernet
cable (Cat5). Typical routers have about 4 connection ports in addition to the one that connects to a modem. If I were you, I would also look for
someone who knows computers and networking.
This is the back of a modem. Your modem should look very similar. The yellow square is the ethernet port. Run a Cat5 cable from this port to the
"Internet" labeled port on the router.
This is what the back of a router looks like. Run a cable from the modem to the port that stands alone from the other four ones that look like it.
edit on 20-4-2012 by questforevidence because: