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connecting 4 pcs?


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Mohammadov

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Hello,
we have 4 pcs..6 netwrok cards..wires and Linksys 3 ports router.

can we do it?

Thanx a lot.
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.....yes you can do "it".....whatever "it" is

(give minimal info...and you get minimal answers)

now...if you're asking whether you can connect 4 computers to a router with 3 ports...then no...you cannot do "it"
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lol,iam sorry for the little info.
well,the plan is to make a network..i thought "it" was enough..
Ya,my question is answered now.
Thanx.
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for you to have 4 computers connected to each other...and assuming you also want to connect to the internet...you'll need a minimum of 5 ports
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Hi dsennette.

Couldn't he connect 3 computers to the router and one with a crossover (or whatever it's called in english) to one of the computers with two communication cards? He should put them all in the same workgroup, give them different names and fixed IPs. Wouldn't this work?
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.....yes...it would work....but it would be MUCH easier just to upgrade the router to one with more than 3 ports....or add a switch into the mix to add more ports to the configuration (which i should have mentioned as an option earlier)....

crossover networking sucks especially when you're trying to do it on a machine with multiple nics
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Yes I agree. Just asked out of curiousity. Thanks.
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well,it worked very well and we played Company of heroes :)
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