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mrpakipot

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hello to all i just want to know if is it possible to use switch or a router without isp?? what i mean is that if i want to connect 5 pc without using an internet??? thanks in advance
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Hello, this is perfectly fine. This is called a LAN - Local Area Network. Basically all computers will be able to share resources from each other and that's it, not internet as well. You will need a router with DHCP enabled so everyone can get the correct addresses and all be connected properly. Plug the router into the unmanaged switch, plug all the computers into the unmanaged switch, bingo you should be up and running pretty quick.

I do this with my friends sometimes when we get together to play games, called a LAN Party. :D

Cheers
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thanks for the quick reply troy. but will a router can give a ip address to each pc even i dont have isp?? i thought the isp are the one that provide your ip?? thanks again
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Yes as we are now talking about two different IP addresses. The one your ISP provides is your external IP, called a WAN IP. The one your router provides to your computers is internal.

This link sums it up pretty good:
http://www.conniq.co...-ip-address.htm
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thanks Troy. i appreciate so much. thanks for great information
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