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Home Networking

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Johnd76, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    I have just installed server 2003 on one of my computers, im looking to network my computers and was wondering if anyone knew what would be the best thing to use, HUB or Switch and what would be the cheapest
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Get a switch. I doubt you'll find a hub these days, anyway, and if you did, it'd be about the same price as a switch.
     
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    And you can find home switches at about £10 these days.

    Harry.
     
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  4. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    I have a wireless netgear router that has the ethernet connections in the back...........could i use that
     
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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    What model? Most of these units can be used as a switch as long as:
    1) It actually has a switch built in - not all do.
    2) You can switch off DHCP and the like which would otherwise interfere with a network.

    IMHO it is much easier just to buy a switch!

    Harry.
     
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  6. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Yeah i think i will buy one, had a look and there no to expensive.........cheers for the help guys
     
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