do i need a router?

May 18, 2009 at 00:12:17
Specs: Windows XP
i have 10 computers connected to a switch. if i get a direct internet connection and connect it to the switch, will all the computers be able to browse the Internet? btw, i'll be getting 8 ip's

See More: do i need a router?

Report •


#1
May 18, 2009 at 05:57:57
If you buy a SOHO router, connect your highspeed modem to it's WAN port and then use a crossover cable to connect a LAN port on the router to the switch then all 10 PC's will be able to get on the internet and because a SOHO router comes with NAT, you won't need 8 IP's from your provider.

Report •

#2
May 18, 2009 at 19:48:43
thanks. yep that's set-up would be ideal.

however considering my current configuration with the high speed modem directly connected to the switch, does this mean that only 8 computers would be able to get on the internet?


Report •

#3
May 18, 2009 at 21:11:10
That would be correct. Additionally they would be at the mercy of the internet since there wouldn't even be NAT let alone a firewall between them and the bad guys.

Report •

Related Solutions

#4
May 19, 2009 at 17:07:08
thanks man

Report •


Ask Question