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Let's say i don't have a router and i only have a network switch. From my modem, can i connect my switch then from there my PC and my Laptop?

modem->switch->PC
modem->switch->Laptop

I heard from somewhere this can only be done if you have more than one IP addresses provided by your network. Or something like that. Can this be done? Thanks.
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post #2 of 10
Yes it can be done, Yes you would need more than one IP address provided to you by your ISP. No it will not broadcast wireless so you will have to plug directly into the switch from the laptop.

Edit: and your text diagram is setup properly.
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No, you cant. You need to have a device that can asign IP address to each computer so that the switch knows where to send the data
post #4 of 10
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Must i pay more?

And lets say i do not have enought lan ports on my router. Can i install a switch to each of the ports so i can have increased ports?

Like
modem->router->switch

Can this be done?
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post #5 of 10
It can be done if one of the computers is running as a server with DHCP enabled to assign ip addresses and manage everything.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by SoaDMTGguy View Post
No, you cant. You need to have a device that can asign IP address to each computer so that the switch knows where to send the data
You can providing that your ISP will allow more than one IP address the modem will then assign the IP address to the connected computers.

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Must i pay more?
And lets say i do not have enought lan ports on my router. Can i install a switch to each of the ports so i can have increased ports?
Like
modem->router->switch
Can this be done?
If you have to pay more that would be up to your ISP.
Yes you can set it up like this:
modem->router->switch
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So modem->router->switch = no problems? Is it possible to use a switch within a switch within a switch? Similiar to recursion. Haha. Is it possible?
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post #8 of 10
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So modem->router->switch = no problems? Is it possible to use a switch within a switch within a switch? Similiar to recursion. Haha. Is it possible?
lol yes set it up like that and yes you can put a switch behind a switch, as you can with a router as well. like Modem>router>router>switch
just requireds a bit of additional configuration.
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post #9 of 10
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I see. Thank you very much guys! You'll never know when a truck load of network switches crash into your front lawn. HAHA.
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lol np, you should see what I get to work with every day haha you would feel like god
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