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Modem, Router, or Switch

by mwebster21 / October 17, 2006 3:05 AM PDT

I just hooked my computer up to my roomates DSL using a D-link switch. I thought it was a router until someone told me it was a switch. When I open up internet explorer or visit any web page it always comes up as "page cannot be displayed". It does work after I refresh it a few times but this is very annoying and not everything on the page loads all the time. Am I having this problem because of the switch? If I ordered another modem through the phone company or bought a router will it work fine?

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(NT) (NT) Get a Router.
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / October 17, 2006 5:06 AM PDT
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As Ed says. . .
by Coryphaeus / October 17, 2006 9:10 AM PDT

Get a router. Do a little investigating on the difference between a router and a switch. In short, a switch will not share a connection.

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