router and switch

Packard bell / ICONNECT 766CA
December 7, 2009 at 04:09:28
Specs: Windows XP/ME/Ubuntu, 1.0ghz/512mb
Hey guys.
I got broadband and only one ip address.

So can i put a router on and plug the internet into that and then connect the router to the switch and then connect two computer together ? will this work ? will both computers get internet ?

I just want to do it this way so i can skip all the technical stuff. Also got all the stuff so not wasting money guys(free stuff)

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December 7, 2009 at 04:54:01
Yes you need a router but you wont need a switch. Most routers have a four port switch built in and you would only need another switch if you had more than four computers to connect.

A router will take the public IP address you have from your ISP and distribute it via private IP addresses allocated by the router.


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December 7, 2009 at 05:46:00
Make sure you plug your incoming internet connection into the WAN port of the router and the switch into a LAN port.

While not absolutely required anymore it's best to use a crossover cable to connect the switch to the router.

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December 7, 2009 at 20:58:42
ok its working

but vista LOL i hate it
it wont load any website and i cant even login into the router
so u booted up ubuntu(from a cd) and it WORKED
but my brother wont let me install ubuntu on his laptop

so how do i make vista work

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December 7, 2009 at 21:41:55
configure the vista firewall to trust the local subnet

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December 7, 2009 at 21:56:38
how ?

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December 7, 2009 at 22:03:21
i turned windows firewall off lol

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