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Old 08-03-2003, 02:36 AM   #1
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hub, router and internet connectivity

I don't know how realistic or possible this is, however here goes the question.

I currently have a 4 port Linksys router connected to my cable modem. On that router, there are 4 computers
2 Win98s
1 RH8.0
1 Dual Boot WinXP/Slackware 9.0

I recently have aquired a Hewlett Packard AdvanceStack HP j2601a 24 port router off of ebay (for $5, it's not bad )

I would like to add more computers to this LAN of mine, a few bsd boxes and a few sun workstations.

At the moment all 4 computers are using DHCP to be assigned IP addresses from the router, and the router is using DHCP to get an IP from my ISP. The subnet mask of the router is, and it starts assigning ips at

Is there any way to connect the router to the hub (or router to a computer to the hub) that would allow any new computers added to the hub to access the internet, as well as services of the computers on the router?

If I need to buy something more do tell

Any help would be appreciated
Old 08-04-2003, 05:25 AM   #2
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I have a simple 4 port hub hooked up to my 6 port router/hub. Any computer I plug into the 4 port is automatically given an ip by the router (I have dhcp turned on) and has immediate internet access. It's pretty simple. I didn't really set much up besides the router itself.

So if you haven't hooked it up already, the hub should just act as an extension of the router to any computer you plug in.


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