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Router or Switch?

Postby La Chavvy on Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:15 am

Hello,

I am thinking of getting a new Router / Switch cause the one I got just now doesnt update its firmware without crashing.

Now I am not sure whether to get a Router or a Switch, cause I am gonna have 3 computers linked in P2P format. I know that Switch does it via MAC address and Router by IP. So which is more ideal?

Thanks :D


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Postby I Got Germs on Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:19 am

Easy...........Get 3 seperate broadband lines into your house :wink:
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Postby La Chavvy on Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:20 am

I Got Germs wrote:Easy...........Get 3 seperate broadband lines into your house :wink:


Not very the most cost effective strategie!


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Postby WaitNBleeD on Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:34 am

Whats the advantages of using a router instead of a bog standard usb cable modem these days ??

I hear people banging on about them all the time but I don't really know what the fuss is all about and whether it's worth investing in one :? .
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Postby La Chavvy on Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:39 am

I dont get what the advantages of a Router are.

All I know is that a Switch sends data according to the MAC address and does not send all the data to all the computers linked to the network, which saves time and is more efficent.


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Postby kuma on Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:56 am

a switch just links 2 or more pcs together
a router is a switch that can access the net via a modem

you can use a switch but will have to plug the modem into 1 pc. That pc will have to be on every time someone wants to access the net, with a router you dont any pc can access the net anytime wheather the other pcs are on or not.
Also the advantage of a router is that most have a hardware firewall.
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Postby G.O.A.T on Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:00 pm

kuma wrote:a switch just links 2 or more pcs together
a router is a switch that can access the net via a modem

you can use a switch but will have to plug the modem into 1 pc. That pc will have to be on every time someone wants to access the net, with a router you dont any pc can access the net anytime wheather the other pcs are on or not.
Also the advantage of a router is that most have a hardware firewall.


What that man said


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Postby La Chavvy on Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:27 pm

Ah, Kuma Nice one :D

Thanks mate!

I've currently got a router so I'll be getting a new NETGEAR Router, thanks for the help folks!


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Postby Ace of Spades on Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:51 pm

NetGear a good choice man.
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