thomson adsl2

Thomson adsl2 hi got a new adsl2 today from telecom just wondering if i can use it as a switch as well for a home network wireless

geek_sydspec05, Mar 14, 12:06 am

What do you think a switch is? it's a router, you can network computer thru it, if that's what you want and share the internet connection.

geek_soodanim, Mar 14, 12:11 am

Depending on the type of unit it is, It may have several ethernet ports that you can hook your computers into, otherwise, you may need to buy yourself a cheap ethernet network hub (~$15-30) and you can connect your computers through that.

geek_executor1, Mar 14, 12:17 am

They are 4 port wireless routers...the ones Telecom are giving out at the moment.

geek_soodanim, Mar 14, 12:30 am

Switches and routers are NOT the same thing. Since when did a layer 2 switch route between subnets (which is a layer 3 feature). You need to rephrase and say that the router has a switch on its LAN interface. Hubs are layer 1 devices and should not be used.

geek_spyware, Mar 14, 11:50 am

Nerd alert!@ the answer to is yes.

geek_sirfer, Mar 14, 1:53 pm

Do you want to add the router to an existing network, or run everything off the new router?

geek_dakar, Mar 14, 5:57 pm