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I'm creating a learning lab and want to connect two 2600 routers together. Should I connect them both to a 10/100 hub with a computer connected to the hub also.

I'm creating a learning lab and want to connect two 2600 routers together.  Should I connect them both to a 10/100 hub with a computer connected to the hub also?
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that1guy15Commented:
There really is no reason to place a hub between the two routers. My suggestion would be to connect the two routers together with a cross-over cable and then connect the hub to one of the routers and your computer to the hub (or just connect your computer to your router). This set up will allow you to access both routers after you configure them properly.

IF you give a little more detail on what you are trying to learn we can help you with the setup.
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albuitraCommented:
Yes
But you have to use static routes in the PC so it use some router like default gateway and another like router to a private network
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Andres PeralesCommented:
I completely concur with that1guy....cross over cable between routers, hubs or switches on the inside of each router and computers attached to that device to test full functionality.
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johnvvuAuthor Commented:
Allow me to add more to what I think I'd like to do.   Is to have one computer on one router and another computer on the other router so that i can simulate a company with OFFICE LOCATION A and OFFICE LOCATION B.  Both locations will use dhcp but have different ip ranges and should be able to ping/communicate with each other.  
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that1guy15Commented:
then yes connect the two with a crossover cable and then connect a computer to each side. You can set each router to pass out Ips for their subnets. If you connect computers directly to the routers then you will need to use crossover cables as well, but if you connect the computer to a switch and the switch to the routers then you can use straight through cable.

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johnvvuAuthor Commented:
I accept your last solution, thanks.  What if i don't have a cross-over cable? what are my other options?
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Andres PeralesCommented:
if you don't have a cross over cable, you can make one, buy one, or just use a hub in the middle...LOL
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that1guy15Commented:
Usually you can find either a crossover cable or a crossover adapter at any electronics store. As peralesa said if you cant get one then you will need to place a hub or switch in-between the two routers.
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