Posted 29 September 2007 - 09:53 AM
I am trying to hook up 2 PC's to the internet. I have a cable modem that has one port. So I went out and bought a D-Link DES 1105 Switch. I was told when I bought it that I do not also need to purchase a router. How do I hook it up? The switch has 5 ports. So I tried hooking up the modem cable to the switch, and then the computers to the switch. Nothing. Do I truly need to have a router also? Or does the switch act as the router?
This is my 2nd attempt at networking these PC's. I originally purchased a wireless router and wireless USB adaptor for the laptop. But that didn't work, I was told it has something to do with the permissions, but I can't figure it out. (It worked for maybe an hour and then quit.) I still have all of that equipment but I went out and bought a switch in the meantime. Nothing is working! Any help is much appreciated!