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#1 Klinkaroo

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 06:37 PM

I was thinking of having a few friends over for a LAN Party. The thing is I have a 4 port D-Link DI-604 router and I was wondering if my friends brought over his DI-604 is there a way of hooking them up so that we can play on them. I was hoping to have 6 players (me and 5 friends) and a dedicated server (my old PIII) but I can also run the server as a non-dedicated on my machine.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 07:55 PM

There is a way by selecting gateway in the router setup in the primary router and router in the second one. Your best option is run down to your local used computer store and buy and old network hub or switch. I pick up a 3Com Super Stacker II 24 port hub for $10. If you go that route make sure you get a 100T and not a 10T.
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:31 AM

Switches are a good way to go, and are cheap. A switch sends data to specific locations, where as a hub sends it everywhere.

Just remember that on many switches, when you uplink it to a router, you loose the first port (the one next to the uplink). Though one of my 8 port switches uplinks using the first port; it doesn't have a seperate uplink port.

Routers within routers are more hastle than they are worth.

Good luck with your lan! :thumbsup:
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:52 AM

This is what I have setup for my LAN

Router-Linksys NR401 4 port ($40 @ Walmart)
Modem-cable/VoIP (free thru Cox)
Printer Server- HP EX Plus3 3 port/printer parrlell($50 used)
Corporate hub- 3Com Super Stacker II 24 port ($10 to $30 on eBay)
Doing it myself $$priceless$$

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:10 PM

Love the pic

Network stations excite me :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:16 PM

If you noticed I start with an 8 port hud. I was able to move up to a 3Com hub (24 port) for only $10 from the local computer store. There are hundreds new but you cannot hardly give them away used. If you notice I have 2 backup on the lower shelf.

The LAN is our 52" TV. The family that LAN to..... You get the point.
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