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Ok, well what would I get to hook up to my router? I have 3 computers in my room now (Cousins, Friend's, Mine... freeloaders.. Using my internets..) but we are 1 port short on my router from having everyone in my house have internet, so im wondering what should I get to hook up to my router? Another router or a switch? From my understanding a switch would be better, but I could be wrong.
 

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Yes, get a switch. Whatever you do don't get another router. Two daisy-chained routers will wreak havoc with your network.<br><br>
Check out this <a href="http://www.overclock.net/faqs/87423-info-where-use-what-networking-device.html" target="_blank">FAQ</a> by SoaDMTGguy. Although, he doesn't mention hubs, there are basically like switches except that it spilts the connection. For example, if you have a 100Mb connection, with a switch all computers connected will get 100Mb. On the other hand, if you have three computers on a hub, they will get 33.33Mb each.
 

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You might want to check on the switches capability to have 2 systems online simultaneously.<br><br>
I'm not that networking saavy, but I have a switch on my home network, and I can only have one system online at a time.<br><br>
...perhaps I have done something incorrectly, but I think that I was thorough in my instruction-reading and troubleshooting. Anyone..? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"><br><br>
If I have installed correctly you might want another router so that you do not have the issue that I have <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad">
 

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I have a single port Router plugged into a 5 port switch. It works well mostly execpt some times I can browser the internet on both the computers at the same time. Or tho other services like IRC and things work at the same time I am having that problem doesnt happen all the time either not sure why.
 

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Get a better router?<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833124154" target="_blank">This</a> one should fill your needs, plus some...<br><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833124022" target="_blank">This</a> one might be better though
 

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Err.. yeah. I already have 3 cords running into my room, I want 1. Besides which then it will make my current router useless, but its servings its purpose well... Whats some recomendations on a good switch for like $75 and under?
 
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