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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SWITCH AND A ROUTER? I WANT TO SPLIT MY CABLE MODEMS SIGNAL TO USE ON 2 COMPUTERS AND DO NOT KNOW WHICH IS BETTER/FASTER/MORE DURABLE TO USE. PRICE IS NO PROBLEM
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A switch is designed to filter and foward packets between LAN segments while routers are designed to connect LANS.

You would typically use a switch to improve performance on a LAN since it would filter and send only those packets to a segment that were addressed for particular segment unlike a HUB which passes all packets to all the segments it is connected to.


A router would be used to connect to another LAN. In your case you would choose a router. However a lot of routers designed for cable modem sharing also have switches built into them as well as firewalls.

One such router is the Instant Broadband EtherFast Cable/DSL Router Model # BEFSR41 from LinkSys.

It is capable of handling up to a 1.5MBps WAN connection and supports either 10Mbps or 100Mbps at Full-Duplex on the LAN side.  It also acts as a hardware Firewall and can configurable as a DHCP server.

It is modestly priced and should handle the needs of the average tech addict even some small businesses.





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THANK YOU BUT I WILL GO WITH THE AMERICAN MADE ASANTE, BUT GREAT ANSWER. THANKS AGAIN
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