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Is there anyway to connect 6 computers to the internet with a 4-port router and 5-port hub?

sry I am a complete noob to networking. If there is anyway please tell me how. I currently have 4 computers connected to the router, and I am gonna add 2 more. So instead of buying another router, i was thinking of using the extra hub laying around. I learned networking stuff in school before but forgot all (something with crossover cable, or uplink on the hub??)
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When we did Lan partys at my house, we simply hooked the hubs input to one of the router ports and added more people and all with regular cables! It worked fine, no crossover cable was used.
    
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you should be able to just plug one port from router into the hub but hubs are slow id use a switch over a hub. Most new routers switches from 2005 and up dont need crossover cables any more.
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Connect the router to the hub with a regular Ethernet cable, and plug your computers in the remaining ports.

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you should be able to just plug one port from router into the hub but hubs are slow id use a switch over a hub. Most new routers switches from 2005 and up dont need crossover cables any more.
Hubs aren't slow, they are just "stupid." Hubs don't forward packets based on ports like switches, they relay them through all ports, and there are therefore a lot of packets going to the wrong destination and being discarded, and a lot of collisions.

EDIT:
Read this for a reiteration of what I just said:
http://www.karnataka.dotindia.com/te...delines_hs.htm
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If you must use a hub, put as few computers on it as possible. Ports on hubs share bandwidth, unlike a switch , where maximum bandwidth is available through all ports.
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um don't i need to set the computers connected to the hub with ip something like 192.168.x.x (router does that too wont it conflict or something)?? i remember because back when i had only 2 comps i did that with the hub otherwise it wouldn't work. And also the cable from router to hub should be connected to the uplink on the hub right? I remember if there is no uplink port i'd have to use a crossover (right? )


ahh I only if i'd remember those high school computer lessons...

edit: i just happen to have that old hub from like 5 years ago, i was gonna buy another router but if could just use the hub then it'd save me some money
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a hub or a switch wont have built in dhcp but if their connected to a router people connected to the hub or switch will get a ip from the routers dhcp.
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called daisey channeling

connect the uplink of the hub to one of the ports in the router. then you should have 3 open ports on the router and 4 open ports on the hub.

have the router WAN connected to the internet
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called daisey channeling

connect the uplink of the hub to one of the ports in the router. then you should have 3 open ports on the router and 4 open ports on the hub.

have the router WAN connected to the internet

where im from we call it "Daisey Chaining"
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um don't i need to set the computers connected to the hub with ip something like 192.168.x.x (router does that too wont it conflict or something)?? i remember because back when i had only 2 comps i did that with the hub otherwise it wouldn't work. And also the cable from router to hub should be connected to the uplink on the hub right? I remember if there is no uplink port i'd have to use a crossover (right? )


ahh I only if i'd remember those high school computer lessons...

edit: i just happen to have that old hub from like 5 years ago, i was gonna buy another router but if could just use the hub then it'd save me some money
Actually, I think the hub will assign the same local IP (192.168.x.x) to all computers on the hub. If it's a switch, then yeah, we speak differently about this.
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