A layman's definition of hubs, routers, switches
Posted on 2005-05-16
I recently bought 12 computers (bulk sale). I have a broadband connection (DSL) and I'd like to network them so they can access the Internet at the same time because I'm planning to set up a computer shop.
The setup fee of my ISP is skyrocketing so I'm thinking of setting it up myself. I did a search on the Internet and I had to wade through jargon I didn't know even existed. Articles kept talking about hubs, switches, routers, etc... (My ISP set up my connection for me and I just left them alone since I didn't understand what they were sticking into my machine)
I have a feeling I'll be using one of these, so can anyone please tell me what I need to do to get my network running and connected online? The most minimal setup will do for me.
Thanks in advance!