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Replacing Router With Switch

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MichaelKing, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. MichaelKing

    MichaelKing Thread Starter

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    I'm wondering if this would be possible, I've currently got 4 computers, including my xbox 360, and I would like to replace my router with a 8 port switch. I believe my modem is capable of performing NAT and DHCP services. Would this setup work? Would I still be able to share an internet connection between the computers.

    Modem=Speedstream 5200
     
  2. Squashman

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    If your modem is a Modem/Router combo then it should be fine. But you could always buy the switch and attach it to your router.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    The Speedstream 5200 is a modem/router, so that would be correct.
     
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