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LAN using router with hub

By ideafixer ·
I know sharing a high speed cable Internet connection is acomplished by using a router. I have a router for this. To establish a LAN connection between the two Win 98 PCs do I need a hub? The router hooks into the hub and the hub connects to my two PCs?

I have a router with one WAN port and 4 LAN ports. It would be nice just to use the router for establishing the LAN connection.

I guess I was thrown a little off track due to the 4 LAN sockets. Is that just for 4 hubs or PCs thatonly share a Internet connection not to network PCs together? I want to see the hard drive of the other computer and vice versa.

Thanks!

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by daleking In reply to LAN using router with hub

The 4 Lan ports should give you access to share to any of the computers on this hub if you have it configured correctly. For my CABLE ISP I personally use a Cable/DSL router, which also has 8 ports. Therefore networking as many as 8 computers on anetwork and all receiving Internet abilities simutaneously with one connection. You need to make sure you have the computers using the same Workgroup name and make sure you checked to share printer and files. Then you must also go to the files youwant to share an enable the files or computer you want to share. If you want to see the entire hard drive just go to My Computer, right click on the C: drive in each system and go to Share and set the correct information. Prior to this under Networking you must enable Share Printers and Files on each system that you want the files to be shared, otherwise the Share Properties will not be available on that system.

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by CG IT In reply to LAN using router with hub

The 4 ports on the router are high speed switching ports for sharing the DSL connection. And yes, you don't see other computers in "My Network Places". If you want to setup a SOHO network and share internet access, you can use one computer as a gateway.[two NIC's} using the switch/hub configuration. [caveat: the computer acting as the gateway has to be running for the other PC's to connect to the internet].

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by CG IT In reply to LAN using router with hub

Note: PC Gamer magazine has a nifty writeup on SOHO setup and the different configurations you can make.

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by ideafixer In reply to LAN using router with hub

Good answer but the above was sufficient. I wish this site still let you split points. Thanks for your time.

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by Ann777 In reply to LAN using router with hub

You do not need a hub -- you can use either a hub connected to one of the LAN ports or the two computers can directly connect to two of the LAN ports on your router.

I have a 4 port Cable/DSL router and use 3 computers directly connected to theDLS/Cable router, and a Netgear hub (with two more computers connected to it) connected to the 4th port on the Cable/DSL/ router; to share my Internet connection at home with any of the computers or several simultaneously. You can mix and match according to need on those 4 LAN ports.

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by Ann777 In reply to LAN using router with hub

Your router can also behave as a DHCP server and you set it up for local ip addresses to your two Win98 computers. Setup MS NetBEUI protocol (Control Panel --> Network --> Add --> Protocol --> MS --> NetBEUI --> Add --> etc...) so that the two computers will be visible to each other when browsing in Network Neighborhood.

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by ideafixer In reply to LAN using router with hub

Good answer but the above was sufficient. I wish this site still let you split points. Thanks for your time.

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by timwalsh In reply to LAN using router with hub

Assuming you have one of the many broadband routers on the market oriented towards a home network, you actually have a router with a built-in switch or hub.

You would not need a separate hub unless you need to connect more computers than you haveports.

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by ideafixer In reply to LAN using router with hub

Good answer but the above was sufficient. I wish this site still let you split points. Thanks for your time.

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