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 Question by Getu Nigussie posted 25 Jul 2005
 My first question
I am setting up a network so that i can connect to the internet through hub there are about 20 computers in the setup.For your information i am using a dedicated line service.the followings are the components that iam going to use 24 port hub, router, cabel modem , my question is can I connect the hub and the router?
2.Is there any configuration needed with respect tothe router?
3.Can each of the computers on the network get access to the Internet at the same time after the setup is completed? explain this to me in detail? Thank you
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 25 Jul 2005
Dear Getu,

This should be a fairly routine connection. I am going to asume that you are doing this connection with an ethernet type setup.
Your hub should have a either a dedicated "uplink" port or a selectable uplink port for the input from the cable modem. You may be required to have a crossover cable for this, this will depend on the actual equipment.

There should not be any special configuration for the router.

Once the router and hub are connected, connect each PC with an ethernet NIC to the hub thus creating a network. The PCs may require installation of networking adapter software but most newer ones have it already installed. and yes each PC can then connect to the internet via this the hub-router but your overall speed may be slower depending upon the traffic.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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