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How do i use a fast ethernet 5 port network hub? i just purchased one and it came with no instructions

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  • angnkali Aug 18, 2008

    thank you so much...now this may be a stupid question but am i using a phone cable or an ethernet cable?

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Plug the cable running your connection to the port the says link. the run a cabel to your computer from the hub port 1, exetera. also it would be wise to be sure to leave one port open ( usually the one next to the link port) to help cloging the network.
hope this helps

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

  • matthew carroll
    matthew carroll Aug 18, 2008

    an ethernet or "cat 5" cable is what your looking for.

    they look like phone cables but the heads are wider.

    if you have anymore questions please ask

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Choose your equipment wisely. There are many types of wireless routers, and they are not all created equal. Some of the lower end wireless routers are very basic, and will limit your home network to speed of 56 megabits per second (Mbps.) This is really not a very fast speed. If your access points will be very far apart, consider getting a router with ultra-range abilities, or a dual-band router. Also, while you're at the store, be sure to pick up one wireless access point for each computer you intend to connect to your network.

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Remove your DSL or cable modem from the power supply.

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Plug the router's power cord into the power supply. This device should also be protected by a surge protector. If you run out of plugs, it is well worth ten or twenty dollars to invest in a second surge protector.

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Check the lights on the front or top of your router. The power light should be on, as well as the internet light, the wireless light, the security light, and a light for one of your Ethernet network connections. Check to see if any lights are off, flashing, or red or amber in color. This will indicate that the router is having a problem. If any lights are not on as they should be, check your cable connections to ensure that they are securely connected. Repeat the setup steps if necessary.

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