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How to hook up a router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Christy, Aug 7, 2006.

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  1. Christy

    Christy Thread Starter

    Jun 13, 2003
    I so hope someone can help me. I was given a netgear fast ethernet switch fs608 box and adapter. I have some network cords. I have no paper work on it at all. I was told that I could use it to have both my computer and my laptop hooked up to my dsl at the same time. Does anyone know how to hook it up? Do I need to call the dsl company?


    Christy :cool:
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    Actually it does not appear that you have a router there, but rather an ethernet switch box which could be used connected to a router to expand its capacity.


    Note that your device depicted here must connect to a router.

    If you have only two devices, you really have no need for it once you have the router.
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    A switch and a router are different. You can't have both connected to the internet at the same time through a switch.
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I moved you over to networking, and I agree with the previous posts, you need a broadband router, not an Ethernet switch. :)
  5. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    But, your DSL modem may actually be a modem/one-port router combo. What is the exact brand and model of your DSL modem?
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