Can I use a router in this situation?

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  1. shawn4element

    shawn4element OT Supporter

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    Hi, let me explain my situation. I just got a new computer, so my old one is going upstairs to my younger brother. I was looking to share my DSL connection with him, via CAT5 and a router.

    Then, last week, I was subjected to the greatness that is LAN parties with a few friends. So I was looking to buy a hub so I could host my own small LAN party once in a while.

    Then I realized, it will get a little costly to buy both a hub and a router, and I was wondering if it was possible to just use a router for this? I'm not too familiar with it, so I am not sure. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Get a router switch..

    Like a Linksys BEFSR41.. which is a 4pt 10/100 switch with a builtin broadband (DSL/Cable) router and firewall (of sorts). Exactly what you need. If you need more ports, then buy another switch and uplink using the uplink port.
     
  3. shawn4element

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    Woah, total brainfart..forgot all about the router/switch stuff. Thanks a lot! :)
     
  4. randomjoker

    randomjoker Guest

    Yeah the router is the best way to go with DSL.
     

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