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Old 05-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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Adding another machine to my network


I have a new desktop at home and would like to add the old one to the network. The way things are currently, i have a wireless modem at 192.168.15.1 and my desktop machine at 192.168.15.3. Do i just need to buy a hub and connect it to the router and then connect both my machines to the hub?

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What router is it? Most routers have ~4 ports that you can connect to.
 
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quite a jumble of things going on there. what's the hub for? You won't have been able to buy a hub for about a decade now, they are totally obsolete, and you'd have a switch instead. I would expect there to be one in your wireless modem (btw, no such thing as a wireless modem - that's presumably a combined switch / wifi AP / router / modem ) so where is this switch going? are you trying to connect the old pc to the new pc and that then has a wireless adapter? If so, that's not a great direction to head, and you'd need to mess about the the new pc a fair bit. I think you could describe your goals a little more.
 
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quite a jumble of things going on there. what's the hub for? You won't have been able to buy a hub for about a decade now, they are totally obsolete, and you'd have a switch instead. I would expect there to be one in your wireless modem (btw, no such thing as a wireless modem - that's presumably a combined switch / wifi AP / router / modem ) so where is this switch going? are you trying to connect the old pc to the new pc and that then has a wireless adapter? If so, that's not a great direction to head, and you'd need to mess about the the new pc a fair bit. I think you could describe your goals a little more.
The goal is to be able to share the internet connection between machines and also to ssh and scp between them. The wireless modem is one of these http://support.sprint.com/support/de...-dvc1020002prd. I dont think they make them anymore, but the outside interface is an internet ip and the internal interface is an ethernet interface for a lan. There is one rj45 jack on the modem, right now my desktop is the only thing plugged into it. You can buy hubs here http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...et%2Caps%2C317
My desktop is at 192.168.15.3 the internal interface of the modem is 192.168.15.1 and the outside interface of the modem is 75.94.164.174. I have been away from networking for a while but its starting to come back to me. Thank you for replying.
I guess i will see what i can do with one of those cheapie hubs.

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Oh, so wireless means mobile here? Looks like a single port router, so just sticking a switch (NOT A HUB) on the LAN port should sort everything out fine. You already appear to have a functional local subnet, just need more ports.
 
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Oh, so wireless means mobile here? Looks like a single port router, so just sticking a switch (NOT A HUB) on the LAN port should sort everything out fine. You already appear to have a functional local subnet, just need more ports.
Yeah that was my suspicion, thanks for the confirmation. BTW what is the difference between a switch and a hub? The last time i had a home network to play with was in 97 or so and i had a linux box running an ipchains script for a firewall and a small hub connected to it.

EDIT: NVM i found a url that explains it, a hub transmits every thing to everybody and i guess the receiving interface either accepts or rejects it. http://www.networkclue.com/hardware/...s-vs-hubs.aspx

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