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Old 03-10-2005, 10:09 PM   #1
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I am wanting to share my cable net with 2 other PC's in my home.I purchased what I thought I needed but now think I might have purchased the wrong thing.I purchased the D-Link DSS-5+ Switch.Is this what I need or do I need a Router instead.Maybe I need both.Please Help.....Thanks....

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Old 03-11-2005, 05:24 AM   #2
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:23 AM   #3
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I went with Linksys Wireless-G. Now I can work on my laptop out by the pool. I have had it for 2 yrs. now with no problems, has a firewall in it too.
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I am wanting to share my cable net with 2 other PC's in my home.I purchased what I thought I needed but now think I might have purchased the wrong thing.I purchased the D-Link DSS-5+ Switch.Is this what I need or do I need a Router instead.Maybe I need both.Please Help.....Thanks....
It depends on your internet service provider. If they allow 3 IP addresses you will be fine with the switch. If they only allow one, you will need a router to do network address translation for your other pc's. You should buy a router anyway and use the firewall to help keep hackers out.
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How far away are the other two pc's? What kind of structure are you in? What do you plan on doing with your network?

If you're only going to be sharing the internet connection and the other computers are not too far or are not on the other side of too much concrete/rebar, then you can easily go with wireless but you'll need wireless cards for the other two computers. If you plan on moving any files, I would go with wires. You can get 104Mb/sec out of high end wireless equipment, but you can get 1,000Mb/sec with Cat5e and a gigabit switch (different from the one you bought) and a router. This solution is MUCH more work than wireless, but if you plan on transferring any files larger than 10-20MB, you'll want wires. You can go with just 10/100 ethernet speeds if you want, but a gigabit switch is $50 and pci adapters can be had for $15 (in addition to the router which will run $50).
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I have a feeling that guy isn't going to be reading my post any time soon
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I have a feeling that guy isn't going to be reading my post any time soon
It seems a lot of people come here and post one question and never come back. Why is that? Maybe I need more deoderant.
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I went with Linksys Wireless-G. Now I can work on my laptop out by the pool. I have had it for 2 yrs. now with no problems, has a firewall in it too.
Your pool has a firewall?? My hat is off to you, TweeterBob!
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He he he, you kids don't miss a thing, damn I just spit beer out my nose on that one.
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go wireless. can't go wrong with that.
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D-Link is good stuff. I bouught a 2.4 Ghz 802.11g 54Mbps wireless router and a D-Link card for the PC in the basement for $70 CAN after rebates at Best Buy. The other PC is on the second floor and it works great. I also use a laptop outside, no pool though, just on the deck I've just finished.
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Router, I do have a D-Link wireless router and I LOVE IT. It was easy to set up and I have never looked back. The price was less but the quality is just as good, I haven't had any problems to speak of (knock on wood lol).
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Linksys Wireless G-Router i can swear by it. its the greatest

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