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switch vs hub

By pchlp ·
I have cable internet access with one IP address.I want to have one PC for the kids to use and one for my office. Both are in the home.
I was going to use a hub or a switch. Which one is going to be better to use?
I do not use the internet during the day as I am working.
Thanks in advance

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by VinnyD In reply to switch vs hub

the answer is simple!

You have 2 computers and one IP Address!

You need a Cable Router!

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by ron rs In reply to switch vs hub

Your best choice is go for the router. The router will allow both PCs to be coonected to the Internet at the same time. It will allow printer and file sharing as well. If you only have one IP address you can only have one machine turned on at a time. If you want share printers get one with a printer interface.

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by avswamy In reply to switch vs hub

you don't require any router or hub, you can do it with existing computer by having a token ring enable nics, if your nic is having token ring connector(coaxial connector) then it is simple connect all there with coaxial cable the one which is connected system acts as ics.(internet connection sharing) see ics in windows help.

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by avswamy In reply to switch vs hub

you don't require any router or hub or switch, you can do it with existing computer by having a token ring enable nics, if your nic is having token ring connector(coaxial connector) then it is simple connect all there with coaxial cable the one which is connected system acts as ics.(internet connection sharing) see ics in windows help.

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by luke In reply to switch vs hub

Unless you want to go through the hassle of setting up a proxy server on your main computer, you will need to go with a router. There are some really great routers out there. Siemens Speedstream's, Netgear's, and Linksys' are my favorites. You shouldn't need more than a four port, but two port might be denying yourself future expansion. Setting up home networks can be lots of fun, and a very educational experience! Good luck!

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