Router/hub Q

Colin Brace cb at
Thu Feb 7 13:57:57 UTC 2008

On Feb 6, 2008 12:53 AM, James Takac <p3nndrag0n at> wrote:

> 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

Should work, and you may find that it is even preferable to having a
second router in your network, as that just complicates things like

That being said, some of the SoHo modem/routers have limited CPU/RAM,
and you can easily max them out with too many open connections. If you
have a client doing heavy gaming, p2p, that kind of thing, it can
really slow down your network, with the bottleneck being your
modem/router's NAT capabilities.

I've encountered this issue myself, and I solved it by putting the
modem in half-bridge mode and dedicating an old PIII to serve as

  Colin Brace

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