IBM Home Director in a network

Old 05-03-04, 03:06 PM
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Question IBM Home Director in a network

I have an older (c. 2001) IBM Home Director installed in our upstairs closet. It's got a telcom module in it. I would like to network 2 PCs together using a DSL modem, a router, and the IBM HD.
I think I've figured out how to get a wired connection near the two PCs (CAT-5/RJ-45 jacks).
However, I'm not sure where the DSL modem should go. At first, I thought it should go in the closet with the IBM HD. But two problems. 1. No power source. I need a place to plug the modem into. 2. The modem has an input for the DSL line (RJ-11). All the cables that go into the closet are CAT-5 with RJ-45 plugs.
Does anyone have experience with networking with a Home Director? How do I integrate the DSL modem and a router?
Old 05-04-04, 09:53 AM
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What is an IBM home director? I am not familiar with these, but no matter. I will assume that it is some sort of hub/switch.router.

You can put the DSL modem and the DSL router anywhere. Simply run cat 5E from the router to the home director where you connect all the computer network cables.

However, I would put everything in thgis closet. Run a phone line and run a power connection there. That gets the devices out of sight.

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