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

Discussion in 'Networking' started by robert2513, Apr 10, 2004.

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  1. robert2513

    robert2513 Thread Starter

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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.
    Robert2513
     
  2. Cwolly

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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!
    -Cwolly
     
  3. robert2513

    robert2513 Thread Starter

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    Wow. That simple, huh? :D Thought I might have to configure something in the Routers settings. Thanks.
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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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.
     
  5. lynch

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    Yep. The BEFSR41 has an uplink port.
    lynch
     
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