what i mean is keeping my g5 hard-wired connected to the cable modem while not cutting off the aex which would keep the other 2 macs in the house connected to the net. would a hub or switch accomplish that? currently, all 3 machines are connected through aex.Demoman said:Do you mean like a hub, or a switch?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_switch#Hubs_vs_switchesbearbo said:what's the difference between hub/switch and router? i have a router, it's 10/100MB/s, but i'd like something that has 1000MB/s, however the router that has that is MUCH more expensive than switch with that (1000MB/s) what's the deal?
i think you are a bit confused about who you are replying toThe General said:A router provides things like port forwarding, DHCP and firewalls.
But nevermind all that, you want to do this:
Modem -> Router -> G5 and Airport Express
A hub and a switch are, although different, bascially the same thing. A hub is an older verion of a switch. They do the same job.
However, a router is a different thing. More advanced. From wiki:
A router acts as a junction between two or more networks to transfer data packets among them. A router is different from a switch. A switch connects devices to form a Local area network (LAN).
Never a stupid question, if you do not know then ask. Your set-up should be as follows:homeshire
i hope this isn't a stupid question, but is there such a thing as an ethernet splitter so that i can direct connect my g5 while leaving the other 2 macs in the house connected through aex? thanks.