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Connecting 2 Computers To A Single Router


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#1 karthik upadhya

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 02:37 AM

Hi,

I have a UTStarcom 300 R2U Router which has a Lan port and a USB port. From the manual given, I inferred that i could connect a maximum of only one computer at any point of time to the Router.

However, I have 2 computers at home and would like to have internet access on both simultaneously. I asked my ISP and the person said that they provide me with only this modem.

So, could anyone suggest to me a method to connect both the computers at the same time. I thought of buying a hub or a switch. Am not sure which one to purchase (the hub or the switch) and also the model.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 05:38 AM

You need a Hub/Swith which you will connect to the LAN port of the router, then connect all computers to the Hub/Swith.
You will also need to configure your router's settings and enable DHCP so that all connected to the Switch will have internet access.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:44 AM

Thank u very much jase07 for ur response.

I would like to know which would be better, a hub or a switch?

Thx in advance.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:57 PM

I would like to know which would be better, a hub or a switch?


I would say get a switch. Hubs have their uses, especially if you're doing packet sniffing, but a switch is generally faster and more effecient. However, realistically, unless you're pumping a LOT of data around your network, you won't see much of a difference. Either will work fine for your use.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:01 PM

You'd be hard pressed to find a hub these days anyway.

For more information, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_switch

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:07 AM

I suggest you buy a switch. A 4 port will do.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:01 AM

I have 2 computers and a Tivo connected to 1 router. I called my ISP when I got the router, they made connection with it and all I did was plug in my stuff. I use to have a hub, years ago, but routers are better. :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:19 AM

Thx guys for all ur help...

Am on my way to buy a switch now :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 03:59 AM

did you try changing channels?

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:48 PM

Thx. Guys...

I got a switch and everything works beautifully..

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 07:40 PM

Don't you just love it when you plug something in and it just works? It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling...




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