November 30th, 2003, 04:48 PM
router or switch
to make a 4 computer network that can be used to share dial-up internet (DSL and Cable not avalible in our area yet) is a switch or router beter? and why?
December 4th, 2003, 09:08 AM
all you need is a 4/8 port hub - a swich is marginally bettter, because it'll store MAC addresses, so data isn't presented in the broadcast domain - ie it always goes to the right place.. bla bla bla.. I don't see any reason for you to get a router. .just a simple 4-port or 8-port hub or switch will do the job just fine.
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