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Adding internet to a network

We are adding high speed internet to our network. one computer acts as the server the others and printer are conected with a hub that has one input and eight output. can I get a hub that has two input and eight output or do I have to put another network card in the computer acting as the server and have the other computers access internet that way?

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  • Featherznfur May 22, 2008

    Hi Kevin,



    I ended up getting a router,



    Thank you for repling to my post.



    FeatherzNFur

  • Kevin Brogan May 11, 2010

    Can you tell me a little more? Not sure I'm reading your issue correctly. Does the server have one network card? If so, is that attached to the hub?

    More details would help.

    Thanks

    Kevin

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I can't get the wireless to work on laptop using the linksys router

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    I have one PC running highspeed internet service off a westell modem, no additional pc are connected to iot. I have a linksys router and one laptop with wirreeless card. The main PC does not have any wireless cards ect

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How many computers? are you allowing any computer to have the smae rights, because if anyone does, you are going to have more Problems, let me know
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