Hub and IP Addresses

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Deckard, Nov 3, 2002.

  1. Deckard

    Deckard Guest


    I'm wondering if you can assign a static IP to a Hub which is connected to a DSL Modem. (I'm talking about a small Home Network with two computers, one Hub and a DSL Modem)

    When I use a Router it automatically gets, and I can assign static addresses to the computers that are attached to the router, like, etc.

    But I don't know how is this working on Hubs, since the Hubs are not using NAT and getting the IP addresses directly from the Modem, AFAIK.

    Thanks for your input.

  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    I think we can kill this problem easy. :) Hubs don't have IP:s. As simple as that. Hubs are just dumb traffic splitters. This also means that most of the time you can't use just a hub to split an Internet connection.