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post #1 of 10
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randomly stopped a garage sale and picked up networking stuff. A ton of Cat 5e cables and this bad boy. All for $10! Now what do I do with it? I want to try using it.


post #2 of 10
Replace you hub or router with it what i done, Have a cable from the modem to the switch then from the switch to the router and then plugged in all the other computers/devices into the switch.

Works perfectly

Good find btw

Sorry about the bad diagram but hopefully you get the idea

Edited by ryanbob1234 - 6/11/11 at 10:10am
post #3 of 10
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That's what I was thinking. I have two wireless routers daisy chained together. Do you have do any port forwarding with a switch? That was biggest issue with my current setup. I spend a good solid week getting all right ports forward. I'd hate to have to do it again. And could I till use the wireless routers? Got 3 laptops, and Xbox 360S and a Wii all using wireless.
post #4 of 10
Tbh you should be fine just using the one router all you will have to do is plug it into the switch and the internet will flow through the router no problems

You shouldnt need to do any port forwarding with the switch and the router
post #5 of 10
You realize that is only 10 mbps per port right, and is a hub environment therefore will be prone to packet collisions.

Wouldn't be bad for simply establishing WAN connectivity to devices, though.
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Awesome! I have two routers because One is on the top floor and the other in the basement. One has a USB port so it is a make shift server and that's about it. But I'm trying to set up a server. It will be nothing to scream about but it should do the job.
post #7 of 10
Nice find
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Worse case is back up the settings on the router onto you computer and if the switch isnt working or watever you can wack settings back across, Thankfully my netgear router lets me do it
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Yuck.
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I have 2 of those, can't even give them away. I donated them.
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