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Old 02-05-2006, 07:27 AM   #1
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Default Hooking a Laptop to Main PC + Router?

Hi all,

What's the best way to connect my laptop (for internet only) to my current router? Is it done via PC or Router, do I need extra hardware? Many thanks in advance, I really have no clue how to do any of this.

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Old 02-05-2006, 07:42 AM   #2
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if the router has a build in switch/hub than connect the pc & laptop to that
otherwise i would suggest you buy a small hub, connect the hub to the router and than pc & laptop to the hub.

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Old 02-05-2006, 08:39 AM   #3
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My router is connected by phone line (so not an ethernet cabler per say) and doesn't have a 2nd port to connect from. However I have a spare Linksys router which has an internet port (ethernet) and then 4 more ports for clients (also ethernet). Can I connect in this sense or does it make no sense?

Standard Router I have -> PC -> Linksys -> Laptop

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Old 02-05-2006, 09:16 AM   #4
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so it makes sense, in that example you use only the buildin hub from the linksys-router
Code:
                                            - port1 PC 
phoneline > router > linksys-ethernet-hub > 
                                            - port2 laptop
if you can exchange your current router with the linksys-router than it should look like this, would be the best solution
Code:
                      - port1 PC 
phoneline > linksys > 
                      - port2 laptop

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Old 02-05-2006, 10:23 AM   #5
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Personally I use a DLink 604 which is a simple router with 5 ports (one dedicated to a modem, so 4 ports to computers). Connection with other computers is easy, a couple of month ago we added my sisters laptop to it. Just connect the cable and all done.

That linksys thing is probably identical.
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