Connecting Linsys Router to Linksys Hub - Can it be Done??

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Is it possible to connect a Linksys 5 port Hub to a Linksys 4 port Broadband Router and share an internet connection? How can it be done?

The model numbers for the devices are as follows:
Router: EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch (BEFSR41)
Hub: EtherFast® 10/100 5-port Auto-Sensing Hub (EFAH05W)

Thanks.
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You sure can, just run an ethernet cable from the hub's uplink port to one of the router's LAN ports.
Have fun!
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Wow. That simple, huh? :D Thought I might have to configure something in the Routers settings. Thanks.
 
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Or you can use a crossover cable and connect to any port. Just depends on which is easier or if you have an uplink port. I've seen hubs without one. Many of the newer switches are autosensing and you can cascade using a regular cable to any port.
 
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Cwolly said:
You sure can, just run an ethernet cable from the hub's uplink port to one of the router's LAN ports.
Have fun!
-Cwolly
Yep. The BEFSR41 has an uplink port.
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