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Setting up a wired network using an ethernet hub?


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cks101

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I'm tryin to setup a network to enable internet access to both computers in my home.

I've run through all the settings detailed in the tutorials section of the site but i can still only get one computer to have iunternet connection. I have a Netgear FE104 and my configutaion is setup as : Broadband modem >> Netgear FE104 link/rx port (set as 'Uplink' not normal?) >> Netgear port1 > computer 1 >> Netgear port 2 > computer 2. I used to have it setup from cable modem to pc to netgera to other pc's which seemed to work, but alwsys seemed slow. So i've moved my cable modem right next to my netgear so i can connect them altogether via the tutorials explanation.

Can someone help me get this setup working please, (if it's possible of course)?

Many thanks,
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The FE104 is a hub, not a router. You can't use a network switch/hub as a router to share internet. You need the following arrangement:

Assuming it's a cable broadband, you'd go:

Cable Modem -> DSL Router. Then you realistically don't need the hub as the routers usually come with four network ports on the back. Network cable from each computer to a port on the router, set the router up with ISP details, secure or disable wireless as appropriate, job done.
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HI Neil,

Is was wondering if this was going to be an issue, but i'm glad you've cleared that up for me, many thanks for your reply. Think i'll stick to using my main computer as the internet source then adding other computers as the clients to access the internet from there for the meantime until i get a router :)

Thanks again...
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peterm

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Sorry to disagree Neil
Wall socket to modem-modem to hub -computers to hub
should work
Did you try changing uplink to normal. Uplink is used to connect 2 hubs together.
The problem with a hub is all computers will only work as fast as the slowest network card
Cheers
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