right now we have both dsl (at the office) and cable internet (at home), we're trying to condence to one service, don't care which. The buildings are about 150 feet apart. I have the house networked already using the cable modem and a d-link wireless router, not using wireless yet. I'm trying to connect the office to it and we have the min 4 wires ran between the buildings for ethernet. My problem is that i tried the dsl first, and was able to get both computers going (one at home and the one in the office) but i wasn't able to get the xboxes working on it, said the cables weren't there when they were all good cables. So i switched to trying the cable service, was able to get the xboxes and the comp at home working, but when i hooked in the office, the connection was slower than dial up over there. wondering if there is something that you know of that might be slowing it down, i know distance can degrade the signal, but i wasn't this slow when i was hooked to dsl earlier. can you help?
alright the signal goes through a motorola surfboard modem directly to the router, and then three ports on the router stay in the house and the fourth goes to the office, have no problems with the house lines they all work fine. at the office as soon as the wires hit the building the go into a netgear switch, just a plain switch, not a hub. the switch shows there is a signal on both ends of it, from the switch it goes to the comp which has a d-link nic in it, home comp is running xp pro, office is xp home. if you need anything else let me know