Originally Posted by Ratman /forum/post/18277687
I assume you have a router (or router/modem) for your Internet. Does it have additional switch ports?
DLink, NetGear and Linksys all provide switches (or router/switches) for your needs.
How long of an Ethernet cable run do you need?
What is your Internet provider? FiOS, cable, DSL?
What make/model is your modem?
Originally Posted by slow ride /forum/post/18279282
there will be just the one computer . I thought I could do it without a router.
Originally Posted by k_ross /forum/post/18281441
I remember when I had Verizon DSL, they said I could attach up to 3 computers to the DSL modem with a switch or hub, so it seems quite plausible that some other broadband providers would provide more than one IP address.
Originally Posted by slow ride /forum/post/18281306
I called the cable company before I started this thread & they said I would not need a router, that it was optional. . my modem is a motorola sbv 4200. thanks
Originally Posted by Scooper /forum/post/18288049
Adding security to wireless is one thing that often IS NOT done out of the box,...
Originally Posted by DiCecco /forum/post/18288471
I have Clearwire internet and just use a switch. I have one computer, vonage, OPPO BD83, Directv Hr20-700 and a Sony BDP-CX960 and have no problems .I had more problems when using a router.