Solved swich/hub for brighthouse cable gateway

August 23, 2011 at 06:53:47
Specs: Windows XP
I am looking for suggestions to purchase a Cisco switch/hub to provide access for 3 PC's to WebSTAR (CISCO) 2100 gateway provider = Bright House.

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August 23, 2011 at 07:11:19
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You don't have to buy a Cisco product.

Having said that, I'm pretty happy with all the Linksys (owned by Cisco) SOHO Router's I've worked with.

I would buy a SOHO that has 4 LAN ports and is wireless capable (802.11 N). Dual band is a good idea too.

If you require more than 4 wired ports, buy a switch to go along with the router.

Why would I advise you to get both? Simple, a router will provide firewall as well as NAT and DHCP and that's why. If you have multiple computers to connect to the internet, you have to have something to do NAT. It might as well protect you too.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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