LAN Online with a Hub or Switch???

By VenomSting
Jan 9, 2004
  1. Fixed

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Using a router, you can connect the router through its WAN-port to the internet, using the ISPs IP and DNS-addresses. The other PCs connect to the LAN-ports of the the router, setting up either automatically using DHCP from the router, or by assigning individual IPs per PC in the 192.168.0.x where x = 1 - 255.

    Make sure you get a router with a SWITCH and not a HUB.
    Also check that you can "piggyback" more extra switches to the router for participation of more than the 4 or 5 ports a router normally has.

    Hubs let through only one traffic at the time, whereas switches let all traffic through simultaneously.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    And without a router, you won't be able to setup a lan to the internet, because that is what distributes the ISP's IP into however many compuers you have so they can all be online at the same time.

    And as realbackstuff said a switch is WAY better than a HUB
  4. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Switches are better in that they reduce the collision domain... and of course allow traffic to flow simultaneously.
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