Network Problem

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Feb 5 03:43:37 UTC 2008

Willis Taylor wrote:

> It's true that I did not like it but I did listen and I put the other 
> modem in place but I no sooner set it up to connect with my server than 
> it failed.
> I'm down to learning how to put a router? in between the #1 & #2 
> computers and then connecting it to the ethernet connection on the 
> Modem/Router or I'll need to purchase a Wireless card to connect the #1 
> computer to the 2Wire.  I have looked on ebay and it looks like I can 
> pick up a PCI Wireless 802.11g for less than 20 dollars and I'll likely 
> go that way because I just have no idea how to put a four port into the 
> system and set it up.
> So thank you to each and everyone of you.  I apologize for being such a 
> problem.  I'll try to research this 4 port deal but if I fail to learn 
> that I'll likeky go with the wireless pci card.

It sounds like your 2Wire gateway has a single ethernet connection but that 
both of your systems are within reach of the gateway and they both have 
ethernet adapters.

If that is the case, there is no need to go wireless.

Simply get a 4-port ethernet switch...sometimes still called a hub...then 
connect your 2wire gateway's ethernet connection to a port on the switch and 
the other computers to other available ports.

There is no "routing" going on.  Basically, the switch makes it such that it 
appears to #1 and #2 that they have their own individual connection to the 

With a switch there is no configuration.  Makes life simple.

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