sharing cable internet

  Drifter 12:09 08 Apr 2004

Hi, I have 2 pcs, one printer and one blueyonder modem, and I would like to share my internet with both PCs. I would also like to be able to transfer files between the PCs. I have just bought a Linksys router, but on opening the box, I find only one outlet on the router and it talks about needing a "hub" or switch, will I have to network the PCs first with cable and 2 network cards? The instructions also show just one PC connected to the internet via the router and the modem, what would anyone gain from that?
Thanks, Drifter

  AndySD 12:10 08 Apr 2004

What is the model of the router?

  Drifter 12:12 08 Apr 2004

It's a BEFSR11

  AndySD 12:22 08 Apr 2004

Yes you chose a router without a built in switch/hub click here

If you got it from a shop they may exchange it. Or the distance selling act will apply if you got it over the internet. (but you need to pay the return postage)

Or you will need to buy a Switch/Hub almost all computer stores sell them.

  Drifter 12:38 08 Apr 2004

Mmmmm, looks like I'm only half way there at the moment, shall investigate switching hubs(?) now.

  AndySD 12:55 08 Apr 2004

A 4/5-Port 10/100 Switch someting like click here or click here

  SEASHANTY 15:50 08 Apr 2004

My NTL 600k BB connection is shared with two PC's using the wired Linksys BEFSR41 router, which is a four port router with combined switch.
Follow the setup wizard to see how setup is established
click here
also for notes on sharing internet connection check the Robin Walker website which covers both NTL and
Telewest Blueyonder networking
click here

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