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    bob
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    Hey, I need a hub or a router.

    I have two IP addresses and I have two computer right now that want to be on the internet. I may want to but more on in the future.

    I got the impression that since I have 2 IP addresses I can plug 2 computer into the hub and that would be fine but If I put a third in it wouldn’t have a connection.

    Is this true or will it still work but split the signal.

    #94937

    Anthony
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    a hub basically connects computers and they share the bandwidth of the hub. if your hub is 100 full duplex, then the ports would split that bandwidth amongst themselves.

    a switch is like a hub, but each port has dedicated 100 full duplex.

    a router is king in my book, acting like a hub and switch combined. also a router, you only need one IP address on the outside. you can have i think 255 devices on any router, and your isp will only see the IP of the router.

    get a wireless router with 4 or 5 port switch… it’s ready to expand when you are. you can plug a switch or hub into one of the router ports, then another switch or hub linked to that one and so on…
    :D

    #94938

    Anthony
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    but yeah, with a hub or switch each device needs an IP address to access the Inet.

    #94939

    bob
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    yeah wireless would be the way to go. Since I have a three story condo but I’m too damn cheap. I’ll look around at prices though.

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