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Using a Router in my dorm room

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Zabuza, Jul 16, 2006.

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  1. Zabuza

    Zabuza Thread Starter

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    In my college dorm room, there are 4 ethernet ports to provide internet. However, I would like to hook my dvr (TiVo) to my computer so I can download the shows onto my computer. Could I use any of these routers to hook my computer to my Tivo? I ask because I don't have a cable modem, but just the 4 ports I stated before. Thank you in advance.

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  2. JohnWill

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    Well, it's going to depend on the specifics of the network you're connecting to. Most colleges use DHCP to resolve IP addresses, and so any standard broadband router reset to factory defaults will connect and allow you to connect the two devices. Also, depending on how the network is configured, you may be able to split the outlet with a simple switch.

    Without knowing more about the specific network, there's no 100% sure answer, I'd see if you can borrow a switch and/or router and test it.
     
  3. Zabuza

    Zabuza Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I'll try that.
     
  4. CALPOLY

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    what cable do you use to connect DVR to your computer to record?
     
  5. wisdum

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    Probably a crossover cable... or a pair of straight-throughs and a switch/hub.

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    It would be a straight patch cable from the router or switch.
     
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