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Thread: What Is A Router?

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    hi i think i may need a router.but first what is a router?Is it better than a network hub?Is it true u download your conection details to hit so u dont have to turn the "server like"computer on to connect to the internet?
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    Monkeyhead

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    but is it true u download your conection details to hit so u dont have to turn the "server like"computer on to connect to the internet?
    many thanks
    Monkeyhead

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    With a router your line goes to the router to feed all machine on there and not to your one machine (server say)so yes you don't need all machines on.

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    I have 4 computers and 1 laptop,
    3 comps and the laptop are xp and are fairly new
    1 comp is ME and runs at 1ghz
    I also have a xbox i would like 2 link up to the network
    would this router do the job?
    Linksys RouterP.S I need the 8 ports

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    Ok not an expert on these things but reading the article I should say yes thats one reason I sent you to that site.

    Note:
    This unit requires an external Cable or DSL modem with an Ethernet RJ-45 interface. 
    Which is what you have on a Lan connection

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    i heard there was some conflick with usb/ethernet versions
    my external modem is this
    speed touch usb
    mine is the usb at a glance version
    is it ok?
    many thanks
    monkeyhead

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    Can't see how this connects to anything as only one cable I take it that goes into your phoneline does it have any other holes anywhere for the Ethernet RJ-45 in/out anything at all.

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    routers are the stuff that routes ur traffic

    can't be more general than that i was worried u r too noob to read it

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    routers are the stuff that routes ur traffic 

    can't be more general than that i was worried u r too noob to read it 
    dont be so negative
    any way it has a little spliter thin on the actual cable which i presume is Ethernet RJ-45

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