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Re: [SLE] Question about 'net connection/sharing
  • From: "E. Hoon Shim" <oskee.i@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 06:23:04 -0700
  • Message-id: <200602010624.31782.oskee.i@xxxxxxxxx>
2.4 Mhz G Routers can easily be had for $20 (after rebate) to $40-60 before
rebate. I have seen non-wireless units going for $9.99. Check out Amazon or
Buy.

Cheers,

ed
On Wednesday 01 February 2006 03:51, Paul Alfille wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 February 2006 12:14 am, suse_gasjr4wd@xxxxxxx wrote:
> > On 1/31/06 11:20 PM, "JB" <yonaton@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Hi gang,
> > >
> > > My girlfriend recently got satellite internet. Her daughter of course
> > > needs to use it also (as will I soon).
> > > I thought a router would be the thing to use for all 3 of us to hook
> > > into to use the 'net, but a friend here said a hub/switch will be just
> > > fine. Which is better? Which would allow all 3 of us to be 'online' at
> > > the same time the best (meaning, which/what would try to even out the
> > > bandwidth we use if all 3 of us were online at one time?)? Is the
> > > switch good enough? It seems to be working well enough for the two of
> > > them as it is, but I'm just curious if there's something that might be
> > > any better.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > JB
> >
> > There is a big difference in a hub, a router, and a switch.
> >
> > A hub shares the bandwidth with each computer connected. (the more
> > computers connected, the slower each is.)
> >
> > A switch gives each computer the full 100Bt connection speed. (or what
> > ever your network is.)
> >
> > A router* does just what the name implies.
> >
> > *Some routers have a 5 or 8 switch built in...
> >
> >
> > What you want is a switch. They are very, very cheap nowadays.
> > (think "down the road"...get a gigabit switch)
> > $20 such as:
> > http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=313920&pfp=
> >ca t 3
> >
> > Now, after all that's said, I don't think you will notice any speed
> > difference in just sharing the satellite connection with not going
> > gigabit. ;)
> > The speed can't be THAT fast... It just makes more sense ($) to get a
> > gigabit if you are going to buy something.
>
> Hate to disagree, but I think you really wanted a Router, probably with a
> firewall built it, and possibly with wireless capabilities as well.
>
> Typically, the service provider only allows you to have a single IP
> address, usually dynamically assigned. They think that corresponds to one
> computer.
>
> The router will do NAT, making all the internal computers look like one
> external one. It will also limit how much of your internal network is
> visible from the outside. Most routers also include a 4-port switch.
>
> Prices are under $100 US.
>
> Some routers even have embedded linux internally, and there are projects
> that allow custom versions of linux with special features. See OpenWRT.org
>
> Paul Alfille

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