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How to connect Router with one ethernet output to two comput

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How to connect Router with one ethernet output to two comput

Hi there,
I am expecting my ADSL router package to be delivered and I plan to connect two computers at the ADSL.Since the router supplied has only one ethernet output I guess that I only need just one hub/switch to connect both of my computers to the internet. Is this correct ? Any suggestions about a specific cheap hub/switch ?

Thanks!
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RE: How to connect Router with one ethernet output to two co

Yes, a hub is all you need. I'd go to dabs.com and but the chepeast they have!

Jon

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RE: How to connect Router with one ethernet output to two co

well - depends actually. Some routers have more than one ethernet port. If >1, then no hub is required.

Paul

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RE: How to connect Router with one ethernet output to two co

> Hi

You may like to install 2 network cards in one of the machines and use that to share the internet connection with the 2nd machine.
one network card of the machine with 2 nic cards to the router and the other nic to the 2nd machine. Use will have to use 2 crossover cables to connect the router and the machines. if u set the tcp settings correctly you should have no problems ...

I have done this way and had no problems sharing the network connections.
espresso_mick
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Registered: 30-07-2007

RE: How to connect Router with one ethernet output to two co

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RE: How to connect Router with one ethernet output to two co

Hi,

The way to get the router set up as a gateway on a local network is to buy a hub/switch and a length of crossover cable to join the hardware together.

Best Regards,

Dave.

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Saturn
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Registered: 30-07-2007

RE: How to connect Router with one ethernet output to two co

You don't want crossover cables for a router, hub/switch and 2 PCs. All non-crossover.
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RE: How to connect Router with one ethernet output to two co

> You don't want crossover cables for a router, hub/switch and 2 PCs. All non-crossover.

You are indeed correct. Please accept my apologies for the error. However, the new 3 Com router that we are providing has the possibitlity to allow for cross over and straight through.

The means to do this is by the flicking of a small switch that is avaiable on the router.

Best Regards,

Dave.

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| Technical Support. for Home & Business
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RE: How to connect Router with one ethernet output to two co

Too late for you, but if anyone else is looking at this & considering the same thing - I'd recomend not getting a 1 port router pack, just get wires only & buy a 4 port router such as D-Link DSL-504. Cheaper and less hassle than getting a 1 port router & a hub/switch - unless you've already got a LAN.......


> Hi there,
> I am expecting my ADSL router package to be delivered and I plan to connect two computers at the ADSL.Since the router supplied has only one ethernet output I guess that I only need just one hub/switch to connect both of my computers to the internet. Is this correct ? Any suggestions about a specific cheap hub/switch ?
>
> Thanks!