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Old 08-04-2009, 02:02 PM   #11
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Default Re: Cat 5 Spitter?

Get a switch or a router....If you get a router you might as well get a wireless one, but a switch will do fine. If you get a hub theres a chance you might lag allot do to packet collisions but with just two devices you might not have that problem....still switches are the way to go.

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Old 08-05-2009, 01:12 AM   #12
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Default Re: Cat 5 Spitter?

Originally Posted by dudelewis1 View Post
Do you have a router? If not, I highly reccomend you get one.

The internet connection from your modem goes to the router, which has a firewall (usually) and assigns ip's to the devices in the network. You just run a normal cat5/e/6 cable to each of the computers from the router. If there are more devices than ports on the router, connect a switch/hub to the router.

Switches or hubs can be used in place of a router, although it is much less efficient.
ditto. I would go with the router. You can connect anyother computers you have in the house to the network. Don't have to worry about much when it gets assigned an IP for each computer in the house. They're just awesome, idk why anyone would use a switch or hub (vomits) instead of a router (I can see where there are times when you need a switch but for this situation I'm voting get a router).

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