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by 13tim / February 2, 2009 10:48 AM PST

What is the difference between a desktop switch and a router? Why would I choose one or the other? I want to be able to connect several pc's to the internet through one dsl connection at the same time.

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Google Is A Great Tool...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 2, 2009 11:01 AM PST
In reply to: wired router

See the links below that I found by typing "Router vs switch" into Google:

What is the difference between a router and hub or switch?

General Networking/Lan/Wan - Router versus Switch

You can also use both depending on the network needs.. As an example, for the last two days, I've been laying the wires for and configuring a small office DSL network which uses a standard Verizon wireless router/modem combo which contains a 4 port switch, all in one unit, and it connects directly to the ISP.. Next in line, one of the router ports is then used to connect to a plain D-link 8 port switch about 40 feet away where a couple more wired computers are then connected.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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router vs switch
by 13tim / February 3, 2009 3:31 AM PST

Thanks for your help. The articles answered my question thoroughly.

Tim

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