Single IP, multiple devices

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orangeaugustus

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Hi,

I have an ethernet connection running from a router to another room and I wonder if I could use that single connection for multiple devices (computer, game systems, etc). Will a hub work for a connection coming from a router?
Is it possible to have them all up and running simultaneously or does it have to be one device at a time?

Thanks,
~mark
 
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If it's a standard SOHO router, and not a switch or a modem, you can have up to 253 devices attached. (There are 256 addresses available, but you can't use the first or last address, and one is reserved for the gateway--the router itself.) Note that the 253 addresses includes wireless devices.

Courtney
 

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Of course, the cheap router will choke long before you get to 253 devices! :D However, most SOHO routers will handle more devices than any home network is liable to see.
 

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You may be happier with the performance of an ethernet switch rather than a hub.
 
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