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A router and a switch for internet sharing

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#1 Shandley


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Posted 20 October 2009 - 01:06 PM


I have a Linksys router and a Dynex switch. If I have it set up like so...

Cable Internet Modem---Router---Switch---Computers

... will the router provide the IP addresses for the computers on the switch? I also have computers off of the router.

In other words, would it act like a hub? Can I use internet sharing and file sharing using the switch like shown above?

Edited by Shandley, 20 October 2009 - 01:08 PM.

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#2 CaveDweller2


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Posted 20 October 2009 - 02:19 PM

Hubs and switches for home use are pretty much the same thing. Switches for business have programmable software in them.

So yes, if you have the need for more than 4 PCs or if you have more than 1 PC a distance away from the router you can use a switch to get them connected. The router will give out the addresses just as if the PCs were plugged into the router.

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