How to Setup a Small Home network without a Router and only a Switch
Posted on 2009-03-29
Hi, my Router just broke down, and before i get a new one, i need to setup my home network again, but i only have left the CABLE MODEM (where the internet comes) and a 8 port Nway SWITCH ( ENCORE brand) .
I have 4 computers, but i think that without a router, i am only limited to 1 computer with internet (something about Dynamic Ip is it??). But it is ok, i can have only one computer with internet, and the rest, i just want them to communicate as a network, so i can trasnfer and share file and folders, and also printer.
I know the basics of settiing up my network, i have done it before, but i am not sure how do i get this without a router. Can it be done? I hope the option that you give me is not one that needs to use one of my computers as a "router", because then i have to have this computer turned On all time.
I have WINDOWS XP Pro on all.
thanks for your help.