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Using A Network Switch Without A Router


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#1 godzilla15

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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.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 06:58 PM

I'm beginning to loathe Best Buy and Circuit City sales people more than car sales people
Return the switch for either a D Link, Netgear, or Linksys router
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:10 PM

so just to clarify you are saying that their is no way to get the switch to work without a router?

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:18 PM

Not to do what you want
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:27 AM

thanks for the help i will buy a router.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 01:28 AM

You could make a peer-to-peer connection using a crossover cable and utilizing Internet Connection Sharing for network.

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