How To Access The Internet Thru A Hub???

how do you execute that? i typed "ping google.com" from the command prompt... ( r u online ICQ??? )
 
hi. i'm back... i had setup the win2000 pc with an xp and did follow the manual inputs of ip, dns and the gateway 192.168.1.1 that you gave for the router but still it can't access the internet. pls. help... :( :( :(
 
can you please post the results of ipconfig /all from both the working XP PC and the 2k PC.
 
also... what is the EXACT name/model of the router you are using? Chances are.... it is not a router. By default, routers are out-of-the-box ready (with few exceptions) SINCE your setup isn't working, chances are.. its not a router, but a HUB. (there is a HUGE difference). If its a HUB, you will most likely have to call your ISP and ask them to add another computer to your cablemoded/dsl line. Unless you have a ROUTER. then its a whole new ballpark.
 
oh-oh! i have a Hawking PN500TPA5-Port 10Mbps Ethernet Hub... will this really work? what's the difference? :(
 
No, cant do it with a hub without using 2 IPs from your ISP. Go get a Linksys 4-port router, plug it in, pretty much just works.
 
oh i get it now... i really appreciate your patience. i'll get a "router" and i'll post back if it's working... good night everybody.. lesson learned...

what does a hub do then? :)
 
A hub is typically the least expensive, least intelligent, and least complicated of the three. Its job is very, very simple: anything that comes in one port is sent out to the others. That's it. Every computer connected to the hub "sees" everything that every other computer on the hub sees. The hub itself is blissfully ignorant of the data being transmitted. For years, simple hubs have been quick and easy ways to connect computers in small networks.

A switch does essentially what a hub does, but more efficiently. By paying attention to the traffic that comes across it, it can "learn" where particular addresses are. For example, if it sees traffic from machine A coming in on port 2, it now knows that machine A is connected to that port, and that traffic to machine A needs to only be sent to that port and not any of the others. The net result of using a switch over a hub is that most of the network traffic only goes where it needs to, rather than to every port. On busy networks, this can make the network significantly faster.

A router is the smartest, and most complicated of the bunch. Routers come in all shapes and sizes, from the small four-port broadband routers that are very popular right now, to the large industrial strength devices that drive the internet itself. A simple way to think of a router is as a computer that can be programmed to understand, possibly manipulate, and route the data its being asked to handle. For example, broadband routers include the ability to "hide" computers behind a type of firewall, which involves slightly modifying the packets of network traffic as they traverse the device. All routers include some kind of user interface for configuring how the router will treat traffic. The really large routers include the equivalent of a full-blown programming language to describe how they should operate, as well as the ability to communicate with other routers to describe or determine the best way to get network traffic from point A to point B.

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