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Suzy 12-19-2007 01:05 AM

Netcomm NB5
 
Why is my NB5 "modem/router" described as such when it only has 1 Ethernet
port (and 1 USB port)?



Jack \(MVP-Networking\). 12-19-2007 01:45 AM

Re: Netcomm NB5
 
Hi
A Modem. Is a device that bridges Between the general media signal ((cable
or telephone line) and your computer to bring in the Internet signal (Like a
door man between the outside traffic and the tenants in the building).

A Routing circuit is an electronic circuit that directs Internet connection
to few commuters using one shared connection (like a Cop directing traffic).

A switch is a device that acts as a center to connect few computers together
(like hallways that connect between rooms in the house).

A Combo Modem/Router put these three aspects into one plastic box.

In your case the switch part has only one RJ-45 port, and one USB port.
These combos are usually given for free by the ISPs to their subscriber a
one ort switch is less expensive than 4 ports.

You need more ports?

Buy a switch and connect it to the one port.

Example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833166006

Since the above is a 5ports switch connecting it to the one port would
result with 4 open ports for four computers.
Jack (MVP-Networking).

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"Suzy" <not@valid> wrote in message news:47686e46$1@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> Why is my NB5 "modem/router" described as such when it only has 1 Ethernet
> port (and 1 USB port)?
>




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