Can I hardwire a splitter for cable access?

My huisband and I have laptops alike: Toshiba, Vista HP. I would like to "hardwire" the two together so that we can go our separate ways on the Intenet.  Am I able to use a splitter of some type on the modem (comcast) to interconnect the 2 pc's? I have a new 2nd modem if needed. We don't want to do wireless, we want to know if we can hardwire this type of split of the cable connection?  If it's possible, how is that done, please?
Trisha5Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

smckellar83Commented:
you just need a basic ethernet router witha a 4 port switch on the back. PLug your laptops into the LAN(switch ports) and plug the wan port into your cable
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
smckellar83Commented:

something like this
http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=650

providing your ISP's modem goes into a network port(the wide phone ports). If it goes into a phone line port you will need an adsl modem router.
0
Trisha5Author Commented:
The solution was complete and easy to understand. I won't know if it's successful until I purchase the hardware and try to make it work, but I'm very pleased with the response.
0
Powerful Yet Easy-to-Use Network Monitoring

Identify excessive bandwidth utilization or unexpected application traffic with SolarWinds Bandwidth Analyzer Pack.

Trisha5Author Commented:
Excellent. This is very helpful in addition to the previous answer received.  Many thanks.
0
Trisha5Author Commented:
I'm not sure what I'm supposed to write here.  The first answer received was very helpful.  The second answer provided additional information, which was also very helpful.  
0
Trisha5Author Commented:
Am I supposed to keep adding comments?  Help!  :-)
0
pseudocyberCommented:
You can stop. :)
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Networking Hardware-Other

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.