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Postby JRoDDz on Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:00 pm

http://www.netgear.com/products/prod_de ... 32&view=hm

Just picked up this Netgear FS608 8-Port Fast Ethernet Switch at Bestbuy for $29.99 plus $10.00 mail in rebate. Final price = $19.99. SIZZLING HOT DEAL!!

The bestbuy website shows it as $59.99 but if you go into the store it's $29.99. Maybe they made a mistake?
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Postby Ian on Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:47 pm

Where'd you get the $10 rebate from?
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Postby Ian on Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:53 pm

Nevermind..

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Postby UALOneKPlus on Wed Mar 05, 2003 8:05 pm

Sweet!~!!!! Thanks!!!
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Postby CignaXI on Wed Mar 05, 2003 9:14 pm

Whats the difference between a router, hub and a switch? I have a preaty good idea but i just want to clarify it.
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Postby JRoDDz on Wed Mar 05, 2003 9:36 pm

CignaXI wrote:Whats the difference between a router, hub and a switch? I have a preaty good idea but i just want to clarify it.


A hub is a layer 1 device that floods all its ports with any traffic passed through it, i.e. all workstations have to process all IP packets. Also most hubs only support a fixed speed/duplex configuration.

In contrast, a switch is a layer 2 device that only floods traffic to the ports that need it. This conserves bandwidth and means workstations will not have to process each and every packet passing through the switch. In addition, switches support any combination of speed/duplex.

A cable/dsl router lets you share multiple computers on 1 internet connection.
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Postby CignaXI on Thu Mar 06, 2003 3:15 pm

Is it possible to share a 56K modem internet conection (internal modem) through a router?
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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Mar 06, 2003 3:30 pm

CignaXI wrote:Is it possible to share a 56K modem internet conection (internal modem) through a router?

Not directly. The router only accepts cat-5 (RJ45) cables. You have to install a network card within your system and then hook that up to the router. So then your computer kinda accepts like a router too. However I wouldn't share too many computers to a 56k connection, because it'll be really slow. When I get home from school today, I'll find that article I used to have on how to share internet connections through windows.
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Postby cfitz on Thu Mar 06, 2003 4:08 pm

Some SOHO routers do have built-in 56K dial-up modems. For example:

http://www.netgear.com/products/details/RM356.asp

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Postby CignaXI on Thu Mar 06, 2003 5:35 pm

I have two friends that are brothers and they want to share the internet connection, they both have WinXP. One of them went to radioshack and ended up with a linksys cable/dsl router. I tried with no luck to configure the two computers to share the internet connection (56k internal modem).

Not directly. The router only accepts cat-5 (RJ45) cables. You have to install a network card within your system and then hook that up to the router.


There are some routers that support the phone jacks but this is not my case, I just want to know how to configure WinXP to share the internet connection of an internal modem through a router, I have searched the web but didn't find anything that worked.

Thanks for the help to everyone and sorry for posting this here, I know it should be somewhere else like in a new post!

PS: cfitz, I think that link is cookie dependant or dead or maybe the server is down.
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Postby cfitz on Thu Mar 06, 2003 5:54 pm

Look harder. :wink: 8)

Internet connection sharing on XP:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/ ... ng/ics.asp

As for the link, the server is down. But it isn't important. There is nothing special about that model. I actually think it may be old and expensive. But it was just an example, not a recommendation.

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Postby ccb056 on Thu Mar 06, 2003 5:55 pm

you do not want to share a 56k connect, i have done so w/ hardware and software and it just isnt worth it, however sharing cable or dsl is entirely worth it, i dunno if they make it anymore but i had a 3com router that supported sharing of an external 56k, i bought it for 50$ at www.tigerdirect.com about a year ago.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:00 pm

Thanks cfitz for finding the link for me. :D
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Postby CignaXI on Fri Mar 07, 2003 10:58 am

ccb056 wrote:you do not want to share a 56k connect,


They won't be using the connection at the same time; instead of sending a phone-cord extention they wanted to share the connection through a LAN.


Hey Buddha did you find the articles?

PS: thanks cfitz!
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Postby CignaXI on Fri Mar 07, 2003 11:03 am

So I have to configure the computers wiht the same configuration I would use for a hub?
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Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:31 pm

CignaXI wrote:Hey Buddha did you find the articles?

Here's two articles I have bookmarked on my computer. I think the first one is the one I followed when I networked all the computers and printer at home.

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/

Check them out and select the article that best fits your OS. I hope that helps.


It's amazing the kinds of stuff you can learn to do by just reading a bunch of articles on the net.
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Sharing a dial-up connection

Postby maxus on Fri Mar 07, 2003 9:44 pm

There are several ways to share a dial-up connection:

1. External modem + router. You can hook it up to a router that supports external modem (COM1) connection/failover. For example, D-Link DI-704. The router will be managing both the modem, and the clients.

2. Router with a built-in modem. Same idea as item #1 above. More expensive, harder to find.

3. Modem + MS Windows Internet Connection Sharing (ICS.) Perhaps the cheapest way to share a dial-up connection. Any Wintel PC can be configured to share its Internet connection. Such PC will become a "software" router. The downside is that you have to keep it powered at all times.

4. Alternatively, buy (borrow) a wireless NIC and make a scan. If you're in vicinity of a wireless router, you may tap into somebody's broadband connection for free. Better chance if you're in an apartment building. Many WLANs are open for access (unprotected.)

Best of luck,
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Postby CignaXI on Tue Mar 11, 2003 5:31 pm

It's amazing the kinds of stuff you can learn to do by just reading a bunch of articles on the net.


Thats right, thanks for the links.

Thanks maxus, I actually use the wireless network of my university, but my freinds live too far away, they are doom with the 56k.
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