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Networks Networking question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CursedBlad3, 6 Jul 2006.

  1. CursedBlad3

    CursedBlad3 What's a Dremel?

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    Im not very experienced with networking so sorry for the noobish question...

    Is it possible have a setup similar to the following..



    Modem
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    Router
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    Switch
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    PC PC PC

    or would it have to be

    Modem
    |
    |
    Switch
    |
    |
    Switch
    |
    |
    PC PC PC
     
  2. wharrad

    wharrad What's a Dremel?

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    Top one's the puppy.

    Look out for a modem with routers built in, they're pretty common and then it'd be...

    modem & router
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    Switch
    |
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    PC




    And some of these modem/routers have 4 ports (built in switch too) which might help...

    Modem/Router/Switch
    |
    |
    PC
     
  3. CaseyBlackburn

    CaseyBlackburn Network Techie

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    Yup, as has been said the top one is key. You may not find a modem/router/switch, cause they are some what more expensive, but atleast try to get a router with builtin switch.
     
  4. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    I actually like the modem and the router/switch to be separate... But that's just personal preference...
     
  5. CaseyBlackburn

    CaseyBlackburn Network Techie

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    Plus it is cheaper to replace if something goes wrong, and easier to determine what is the problem.
     
  6. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    If you're on Cable it'll be:

    Modem -> Router/Switch --> PC

    I've yet to see a cable Router which does not have a switch
     
  7. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    And if your on ADSL it goes: Modem -> Router/Switch -> PCs ;)
     
  8. CaseyBlackburn

    CaseyBlackburn Network Techie

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    And if you are a WISP, it goes: Wireless Receiver -> Router/Switch -> PCs. (Not that you would have a WISP unless you live out in nowhere.)
     
  9. wsurritte

    wsurritte What's a Dremel?

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    some ADSL modems have a router built in.
     
  10. CursedBlad3

    CursedBlad3 What's a Dremel?

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    yea but my network cable is quite long, my pc is upstairs.. and the router and modem are downstairs and i was wondering if i could just throw a switch in on my end
     
  11. wharrad

    wharrad What's a Dremel?

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    yeah, easy as that.
     
  12. CaseyBlackburn

    CaseyBlackburn Network Techie

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    Yes ofcourse you could.
     
  13. CursedBlad3

    CursedBlad3 What's a Dremel?

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    ok thanks, sorry i dont know alot about it and figured you guys were the best to help :)
     
  14. wharrad

    wharrad What's a Dremel?

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    No Problem, I'd have nothing to do if people didn't ask stuff
     
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