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TheWhiteRose000

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Okay, I've been wondering this for a while now.
You know how you can buy a wireless router.

And hook multiple computers up thru it.
I think its possible but I don't know.
That being.

Could I hook 5 computers up to a computer with 5 Ethernet ports and use that computer as a router?
I've had loads of Ethernet ports put away for a while and have always been wondering that.

XD


Also, where can I find some Net+ study guides if you know of any place.
Thanks.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freesco
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Where that is impressive, it doens't help me.

All the computers here I believe would not be IBM compatible.
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What operating system is currently running on the computer that you want to use as a router?
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I'm probably going to use, XP, or 7.
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If it'll run XP or 7 it's considered an IBM compatible.
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So, do I got to run a Linux OS to run this?
Or do I have to have just this running to use it?

Could I for example, be running XP and this in the background to get like 5-6 Ethernet ports working as my router thru that computer.

o .o?
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All you need is FreeSCO

Official FREESCO Support Forums
http://www.freesco.i...forum/index.php
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After skimming the forums I can see it doesn't help me at all.
Where turning a old computer into a router is win.
(Meant no offense by this, it was helpful just not what I was after.)

I'm talking about a computer with like.
2 gigs of ram a amd 64x processor.
I want to know if I can share a internet connection with like mass amounts of computers from this one with 8 LAN ports installed.

And I don't want to have to install or run just FREESCO on it.
I want to be running like XP, or 7 on it.
While also handing out interwebs thru it.


Thanks for the Link on Freesco though.
It will provide me with.

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Some amusement later.
*Evil cackle.*

Edited by TheWhiteRose000, 01 October 2010 - 01:58 PM.

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An 8-port switch is $11.99 (USD)

http://www.newegg.co...ICE&PageSize=20
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XD

I was hoping to find a use for my 8 spare Ethernet cards though.
Hence the question earlier.

Although not bad price's...I might pick one up.
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The first thing you'd need is a motherboard with 8 free slots. Then you've got to run and maintain this entire computer, (sucking in dirt/dust and, the hard drive will fail), as well as the Operating System and Anti-malware (updates).

Seems like a huge waste of time and electricity . . . when you can get something for $11.99 that will do the same thing, with no maintenance, on a measly 9V 600mA.

:D
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Well its just something I want to mess around with and probably will sell it to a store owner around here for a few bucks.
xD

Me its just more experimenting and fun time.
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Well then, knock yourself out. :D
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