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Old Jun 28, 2005, 09:38 PM
deadbeatchad deadbeatchad is offline
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Default Broadband and SMC Hub question

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Just purchased a 4 port SMC 10/100 hub that I thought would enable me to run two PC's using the Mediacom Online Internet service (cable). *****************.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5783995796&rd=1&sspage name=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1

According to the manual that came with the cable modem, it said to use a hub or switch to share the connection with two PC's. I read somewhere that using a hub won't work and you need a router instead. Some insight would be appreciated.

Thomson Cable Modem

PC 1 (roomates, downstairs)

HP Pavillion 8360
350 Mhz Intel
384 MB RAM
Win XP Pro SP2
Realtek 8139 PCI Ethernet Adapter

PC 2 (mine, upstairs)

Gateway Essential
466 Mhz celeron
160 MB RAM
Win XP Pro (no service packs)
Realtek 8139 PCI Ethernet Adapter
Old Jun 29, 2005, 12:55 PM
NateV NateV is offline
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You should be able to use a hub no problem.
Old Jul 04, 2005, 11:18 PM
sbutter sbutter is offline
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There are some variables here... First of all, if you purchased more than one IP with your cable connection I would reccommend using a switch to connect your pc's to the cable modem. With two pc's and one IP adress from your providor you cannot use a switch or a hub. The best suggestion I can give you is get onto or go down to Office Max and buy yourself a descent Linksys Router. You likely need DHCP, this routes two IP adresses to your two computers. I wont bore you with details, just get a router...


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