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I finally got my network, two comps, going. They connect via crossover cable. Say I now want to connect another comp to the network, what hardware do I need?? Is that a router?? Or a hub?? I'm never going to have many comps connected, so can anyone recommend a piece of hardware? Make and model?
Thanks in advance
You will also need to use straight through cables and not crossovers for this to work (unless you buy a smart switch which has automatic uplink for all of it's ports but that is a lot of overkill for a small network and straight through cables are usually bit cheaper too)
Last edited by david_ross; 06-12-2004 at 02:14 PM.
My complaint about Netgear is they use some screwy power adaptors. The one that came with my 8 port hub was 5 volts and 3 amps. And of course, Netgear charges an arm and a leg for new ones. When mine died I bought a used Kingston EtheRx 10/100 hub on eBay for less than the replacement cost and it works fine with a generic variable voltage 1 amp power adaptor too. When you're a cheap-skate like me these things matter. LOL
I think that there are quirks like with most hardware as have been mentioned above. $39, £21 isn't bad, just remember that you will be limited to the 5 network devices. This may not be a problem for you - it just depends how much you see the network growing.