Well i just realized that ive got 2 new pcs going to be added to my network soon, and ive already got 3 devices on my network with a 4 port router
These are my devices:
- My pride and joy, this computer, my good one
- My old computer
- Im getting a P3 computer from my aunt that i built for her a while ago
- im also building a P133 file server which is going to be pasively cooled and will be sitting in my dresser drawer (its already built and has been tested, just doesnt have a hard drive yet. It is also going to have linux on it
- Last is my Playstation 2
so that is 5 devices i gotta connect. Now im thinking ill most likely buy a Hub, probably 8 port. But i was wondering, I already have 2 network cards for the server computer, so can I use that to attach my cable modem too through one network card, and the other network card will plug into my WAN port on the router? would that work? or is the WAN only for modems?
here is a diagram to show what i mean...
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so do you think that would work? its just for now until i get a hub anyway. the point to this post is just to find out if it could work.