Posted 16 June 2008 - 06:14 PM
I am trying to set up a wired network so that I can connect two computers in my home to the internet at the same time. I went to Circuit City to buy a router and the salesman recommended the Netgear Fs605 ethernet switch. I bought it and the instructions show that it needs a router to work. I have tried setting it up without a router but when I do that only one computer connects to the internet at a time. To switch between computers I have to restart the computer without internet access and restart my modem at the same time. Is their any way to get both computers internet access using only a switch, or should I return the switch and buy a router? If so what is a good, cheap, and fast router?
The modem I am using is a RCA DHG535.