networking gear for apartment?

o0akoni0o

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so in my room in my apartment i have a single ethernet port to connect to. basically i just want my pc, xbox360, and a laptop (not wifi) to all share the port. is it best to go with a router, switch, hub? i'm no looking to spend a whole lot and i don't mind using a software firewall.
 

Blitzrommel

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tacticus said:
a cheap 8 port switch would do the job
When you mention a single ethernet port, it's important to know where that goes -- if it goes to a modem, router, another switch, whatever. :)
 

Kaiga

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Just buy something simple if all you need is for that stuff, just buy something like a Linksys 4 Port Router, you can get it at Walmart for like $40, thats all you need.
 

o0akoni0o

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Blitzrommel said:
When you mention a single ethernet port, it's important to know where that goes -- if it goes to a modem, router, another switch, whatever. :)
i'm in a campus apartment in college, so basically it means an ethernet port in the wall that my desktop is directly plugged into. as of now, no router, no switch, just a single ethernet cable. any switch recommendations under $30?
 

Blitzrommel

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o0akoni0o said:
i'm in a campus apartment in college, so basically it means an ethernet port in the wall that my desktop is directly plugged into. as of now, no router, no switch, just a single ethernet cable. any switch recommendations under $30?
Ah yeah, don't get a router -- get a switch. Check out NewEgg; I've seen Gigafast 5-port switches for dirt cheap.
 

hacktor2

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It really depends. Is this litterally on campus? If so, that port is probably connecting to the schools network. If this is the case, then get a switch. I know that at my college they require you to fill out a form that allows you to hook up more than 1 internet device

If its not on campus, i would suggest talking to your land lord.
 
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