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Cannot use more than 1 computer with my 5 port router

I hooked up my Dynex 5 port router, DX-ESW5, to my laptop and another computer but it only allows 1 to access the internet. It is not a wireless router and when both computers are connected the router status shows green for both. Could you help me out? Thanks!

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Start with buying a router. The Dx-ESW5 is a 5-port switch, not a router. http://dynexproducts.com/t-faqs_dx_esw5.aspx

You could make it work, but you'd have to assign IP addresses to each of the machines connected to the Internet. For security and a number of other reasons, it's quicker and easier to just grab a router on sale at your local office supply place for $30 bucks or so.

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