so. why not. i would like to use my upstairs pc as i use my downstairs as a way to connect to the internet, and other regular computer stuff. so what would be wrong with buying 2 cable modems and just hooking them up to my cable internet. i have cable running through the entire house. or should i really just think about wireless network to connect the 2 pc's? if i do that i would have to find out exactly what i need and most cost effective(not real expensive). but i'll worry about wireless after i find out about the first question.