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Greetings, Can I connect the ethernet cable from my cable modem to a hub (Netgear 4 port with port 4 as normal/uplink) and have 1 port going from the hub to a router, and another port from the hub going into a computer?  Of course,  I want all the computers to be behind the router and within the same network.   this is set up is due to some physical limitions.  thanks.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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cannot see why it wouldnt work    cable modem shares internet to hub/switch - switch passes to router - router does whatever you have it set to
                                                                                                                      - switch passes internet to computer who ISNT behind the router
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by:CharliePete00
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It may not.  Check your PCs to see if they all receive good IP addresses.  If any of the addresses are in the 169.254.x.y range your cable modem may only assign a single address and you may need to pickup a DSL/Cable router.  Also, the cable modem should be connected to the uplink port.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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ah yes good point, i am used to working with ADSL connections straight through :) thanks for grabbing it before i made a dick of myself!
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Just returning the favor...You saved me on one yesterday ;-)
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1-1 draw :)
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by:puter_geek
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CharliePete00 and Jay Jay are right, though you could call your ISP and ask for another IP address.
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by:Erik Bjers
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you could do CBL modem to router from this router go to a hub and another router, this will get you something like you asked

WHAT YOU ASKED

                                                |-----------COMPUTER
    |                |----------ROUTER
    |                |                         |-----------COMPUTER
CBL--------HUB/SWITCH
    |                |
    |                |----------COMPUTER


WHAT WILL WORK

                                                |-----------COMPUTER
    |                |----------ROUTER
    |                |                         |-----------COMPUTER
CBL--------ROUTER
    |                |
    |                |----------COMPUTER
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Steve Knight earned 150 total points
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ebjers - No need for two routers, as suggested by the other guys further up, just this unless the three computers need to be firewalled from each other too.

                                                |-----------COMPUTER
    |                |----------HUB/SWITCH
    |                |                         |-----------COMPUTER
CBL--------ROUTER
    |                |
    |                |----------COMPUTER

Steve
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by:Erik Bjers
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Dragon, yours will work and a firewall will seperate the computers, however my diagarm will completly isolate the computers from eachother unless you provide routs to them and is close to the origional desighn.
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by:Steve Knight
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The bit I read was "I want all the computers to be behind the router and within the same network."
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by:Erik Bjers
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OK I see that part, so your Idea is best.  I was focused in on the first diagram I submitted with th HUB off the CBL and the split between the computer and the RTR, thought they wanted the one computer seperate.

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