How do I share a DSL connection with 5+ PCs?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    I have to set up a small peer-to-peer network with six PCs for a three month project and all I really need the PCs to do is share a DSL connection.

    What device would would I need that could to act as a DHCP server, do NAT translations, and provide some rudimentary firewall protection for more than four PCs? (Most broadband routers have only a four port switch built in).

    I don't want to do wi-fi.

    I guess I could plug a hub into a broadband router?
     
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    tomf87

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    You hit the nail on the head there. Just get a basic router with a four port switch, then get another 4-port or 8-port switch to connect to the router.

    If it were my decision, I'd go for an 8-port switch, if it were an office. The cost is minimal, and you have expansion room. And don't get a hub. They are very inefficient and the cost of a switch will get you greater network bandwidth available to the systems without much cost.
     
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    tomf87

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  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! That looks like good solution for my little project.
     

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