Using a DSL router without DSL service?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Lunaray, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. Lunaray

    Lunaray Guest

    Greetings!

    Because of the bad financial situation I'm in right now, I'm going to have
    to go back to dial-up service for awhile (ooh, I hate the way that sounds),
    and I'm wondering if I can still use my DSL router to Network two computers
    together, without having a DSL connection? Would I be better off to just
    get a simple hub?

    Thanks all,
    Ray
    Lunaray, Oct 17, 2004
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  2. Lunaray

    derek / nul Guest

    You can just use the switch portion of the router to link machines together.

    On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 01:15:49 -0700, "Lunaray" <> wrote:

    >Greetings!
    >
    >Because of the bad financial situation I'm in right now, I'm going to have
    >to go back to dial-up service for awhile (ooh, I hate the way that sounds),
    >and I'm wondering if I can still use my DSL router to Network two computers
    >together, without having a DSL connection? Would I be better off to just
    >get a simple hub?
    >
    >Thanks all,
    >Ray
    >
    derek / nul, Oct 17, 2004
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  3. Lunaray

    Jerry G. Guest

    A router should have a feature to issue DHCP. Check the router's
    instructions for details. If you do not have DHCP, you will need to have a
    DHCP server.

    If you want, but this is more complicated, you can use a switch, or use your
    router as a switch. You will then have to set your machines up with fixed IP
    addresses. If you want to go fixed IP, this is going to get more
    complicated.

    --

    Jerry G.
    ==========================


    "Lunaray" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    Greetings!

    Because of the bad financial situation I'm in right now, I'm going to have
    to go back to dial-up service for awhile (ooh, I hate the way that sounds),
    and I'm wondering if I can still use my DSL router to Network two computers
    together, without having a DSL connection? Would I be better off to just
    get a simple hub?

    Thanks all,
    Ray
    Jerry G., Oct 17, 2004
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  4. Lunaray

    Lunaray Guest

    Thanks Jerry!

    My router is a LinkSys 4-port DSL router and I currently have it set up to
    use DHCP (I haven't cancelled my DSL service yet}, I guess my real question
    is: are there any advantages to using a router instead of a hub? (besides
    the fact that I already have the router and I would need to purchase a hub)
    Lunaray, Oct 18, 2004
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