Originally posted by johnl45
How many compters do you want to hook up? You don't need a router use a switch or a hub much cheaper.
I played with my network today.
What I found was I could only get on the internet with one computer at a time, if I bypassed my router with a hub or switch.
Besides serving as a firewall, the router assigns local IP addresses to each machine. If I want to use a hub or switch, I have to pay extra for multiple addresses. That may be different in your area.
I knew there was something that forced me to use a router.
Just my experience.
Results may vary. HA!
I wonder if Len gave up?
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