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Connecting 2 Computers Thru A Router  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 831 times:

How would one connect 2 computers using a Router & which is the cheap & ok Router for Home use.
regds
HAWK


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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4791 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 830 times:

DSL/Cable Routers are such a dime a dozen product these days. You can sometimes find the SMC 7004VBR going for less than $15 after rebates. These are actually very good for home users. There are a zillion and a half other comparable products.

All you need is the router, two patch cables to conenct the computers to the router, and a broadband internet connection (you plug the cable/dsl modem into the WAN port on the router).


User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 826 times:

...assuming you have two 10/100 NIC's of course  Laugh out loud

UTA



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User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 820 times:

You don't need a router if it's just to connect 2 computers. A switch or even a hub would be enough, or even a simple crossed cable.

Now if you want to share ADSL connection, you need one.
I have the DLINK-604, and it's not very good. Buy something else.


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 804 times:

The best I've seen for home use are NetGear hubs.. They have the best functionality, whether you are hooking up 2 or more pc's to a cable or DSL connection, or trying your hand at a small home network.

Chris



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User currently offlineKBOS From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 793 times:

One nice feature to look for would be a router that has DHCP installed. You set it up, give it a range of addresses and every computer you plug into it will be good to go. I have a LinkSys 8 port router and it has been up and running without any problems for over a year...


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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 779 times:

I used an Efficient Networks SpeedStream 2601 that I picked up a while back on eBay to share a cable modem and more recently ADSL connection. It only has one LAN port, so it was then connected to a hub so that I could connect multiple computers.

Last weekend I replaced it with a Motorola WR850G which is a wireless router, capable of sharing my ADSL to machines on the wired LAN as well as via 802.11b/g wireless.

David / MRY


User currently offlineIndianFlyboy From India, joined Sep 2003, 294 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 774 times:

Guys ,

You are all correct but considering the Indian Scenario , DSL/ADSL or cable is not very common out here in India. Hawk , don't know about BOM but here in DEL we have major issues with DSL providers and the bandwidth they give. I had recently configured this for my home, so can help you out with the details if required.
Bharati in Delhi provides the DSL services , if you take theiur connection INR 6000 for a 64 KBps connection they give an Ericsson router free of cost with the connection. The router is capable of running a DHCP server and is also wireless. I have 3 comps at home all with wireless network cards and the Ericsson router works fine with them . So in short the cable RJ 11/RJ 45/BNC from your provider goes into the router. Based on the type of router you use , the PC's connect to the router either via UTP CAT 5 or wireless. The router provides the natting , in the sense that it will provide IP addresses to the 2 machines connecting to the router and itself accept one IP address from the service provider and one which you will need to put in when you configure DHCP.
The other option you have around here is to use Netgear, specially if you are getting the net thru cable or UTP cables being placed around the countryside by 1000 different providers , dont know what the availaibility of it in BOM is like but there are various models available in Delhi for about 6-7000 Bucks. I would personally suggest using the wireless model , dont rememeber the exact model number . The wireless NIC's are exepnsive , more than normal NIC's but are definitely worthwhile .

If you need any more help feel free to post here or mail me.

Regards


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