There are some cable modems that come with all in one modem, router, wifi and organ grinder.
My son and daughter live in North Carolina, I am in California. They just got cable internet. The want to run 2, possibly3 computers on this. I have always set up my local networks using a router, and added a hub if i need to add more devices.
They have been told that a hub is all they need. Price difference between hub and router is only about 15 bucks. I think they need a router,but they think a 4 port hub will do. This hub has an up link port on it, but I had always been told to use a router with cable modem.
I want to find out if I am right or if whoever told them a hub will work is right. I always used router because of NAT, IP etc. I am really curious as to whether a hub will work. Thank you for all answers and advice in advance.