Okay, this is the very first post here itself I am getting a ASDL line (Broadband via telephone cable) the setup which ill have according to the company which is providing it. (erm not alllowed to post images or links ..just add the http ) Now I possibly would share it with others ( I live in a hostel on the uni) So I am thinking it'd be something like this Details My PC runs on WIndows XP SP2 and also all the other PC's concerned. The router will be supplied by the company so ill have to wait till it arrives to know which manufacturer made it. Although the starter kit says that I will be getting some sort of CD accompanying the router. The line will be a 512 kbps with no upload/download limit At most two computers will be using the connection. The question is .. What I am not sure about is how to erm.. configure each PC to use the same internet connection via the hub. I dont want to call up the company providing it since they'd charge extra for the installation which I dont think is too much of a task. Another concern:- Also in the second diagram, the desktop2 and laptop will be located in a room which is separate from mine which is about 20-30 meters away. Will the ethernet cable face issues with data getting lost due to the length of the cable ?