Router/hub Q

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Wed Feb 6 23:37:25 UTC 2008

Hi NoOp

On Wednesday 06 February 2008 14:50:00 NoOp wrote:
> On 02/05/2008 03:53 PM, James Takac wrote:
> > Hi Guys
> >
> > I'm experiencing some probs with my netgear router. That is I assume the
> > router is the prob. Basically I can access the net from any computer
> > connected to the router but I can no longer get any of my pc's seeing
> > each other. Ubuntu to Ubuntu or WinXp to Ubuntu makes no difference
> > there. Also it has a nasty habit of freezing on me from time to time so I
> > suspect it's on the way out. Likely damaged by the last descent storm to
> > hit my area while I was at work. What I'm wondering is, is it just as
> > feasable to connect a multi port hub and a single port dsl modem as it is
> > another multi port router? My understanding is that it should do the same
> > job
> >
> > James
> I use old linksys 5 port hubs behind a router w/firewall and they work
> just fine. No setup/configuration required, just plug them in and go.
> Just make sure that if you eliminate the router that you do have a
> firewall of sorts between the hub and the internet. You can create one
> with an old PC, or in a pinch use firestarter on the linux pc's, but I
> wouldn't trust the WinXP pc without an actual hardware NAT w/firewall in
> front of it.

Know what you mean there. XP is hard to keep clean at the best of times. I 
have firestarter installed on all my ubuntu systems. And I believe most dsl 
modems these days have a built in firewall of sorts as well. Even single port 
models from what I've seen so far


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