Question about Linksys EtherFast EZXS55W 5x10/100 Mbps Networking Switch
If your modem is not one of the hybrid modem/router that has dhcp built in then what you need is a router instead of a switch. Think of a switch as a 2way phone adapter which just splits the signal and allows you to plug more phones or in this case PC's in. The problem is, your modem will only accept and bind to one mac address (PC). Get a router, plug the modem into the wan port of the router, now the modem binds to the router, you plug your pc's into the ethernet ports, if you need additonal ports you could plug in your switch to one of the ethernet ports but these days most folks have wireless on their laptops or desktops. When you purchase a router get one that has G or N standard, then you can broadcast your internet and enjoy it without all the wires.
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
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