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Hubs and uplinks

By geck0man
Jun 14, 2005
  1. Is it necessary for a hub to have an uplink to spread internet service to other computers? I have a wireless router connected to the modem. I am not using the wireless function as of now. The router has four ports in the back that I plan to use. Three of them have already been connected to individual computers with no problem. The fourth needs to go to a room that has a peer-to-peer network. The hub that is there does not have an uplink port. Can anyone give advise on how to get the network connected without getting new hardware?

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  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Home routers are able to detect and switch between crossover and normal so you can run any cable to any port of your hub. If you do have a router that cares about uplinks then just use a crossover cable between the hub and the router.
     
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