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Networks In Room Subnet

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dirtbiker, 5 Apr 2004.

  1. dirtbiker

    dirtbiker What's a Dremel?

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    Hi There,

    Basically i have a four port broadband router which acts as a network hub for two PCs and two laptops. I've recently aquired a second pc and i want to connect this into the network to allow me to fileshare and connection share.

    I was thinking that i could get a twin NIC setup in one of the PCs and have the cat5 cable from the bb router going into one and a crossover cable going to the other pc in my room on the other. Will this work?

    The other soloution would be to use a spare four port network hub that i have and run cat5 to the two computers in my room, while using the output cat5 from the bb router.

    Hope that made some sort of sense! Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Otto's

    Otto's What's a Dremel?

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    Both of them will work . In the second idea , I suggest you use a switch rather than a hub. A switch acts better in LAN if you uses file sharing . you know...
     
  3. Krazeh

    Krazeh Minimodder

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    Yeah as otto says in your position i'd be tempted to pick up a cheap 4 port switch, it'll be more efficient than a hub and will leave you more expansion options than using an extra NIC
     
  4. [cibyr]

    [cibyr] Sometimes posts here

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    Cheap switch = Win

    I picked up a 5-port belkin (with auto cable detection - so that it doesn't matter wether you use x-over or patch :D ) for ~$AU60. Love it, and its never let me down.
     
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