ADSL Router for Home Networking

Speed_Demon

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Hi guys,

Would it be possible to use an ADSL Router (eg Mega100 WR) to form a home network :confused: . I.e. The PCs connected to the Router can access the internet AND shared folders on each other via the router. Also could a printer be shared also via the ADSL Router?

Thanks in advance :)
 

Sandman30s

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Yes set up alternate IP addresses under your TCP/IP settings, shared folders and printers. Your other PC's should automatically pick up the router over the network, as will games due to the IP scans they do on the LAN.
 

Saajid

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Remember that the sharing of files, printers, and other resources is a result of all the devices being connected to the same network, and not necessarily being connected to a router. You could set up a home network with a switch, or a hub. Most modem/router devices have a 4 port switch built in already. Connecting the WAN port on your router to your ADSL line just provides your already established home network with internet connectivity. If your ADSL is down, you home network will still be fine, just none of the machines will be able to access the internet.

Some advice: set up your router to act as a DHCP server. This will automatically assign IP addresses to each of the devices/computers connected to your network. You don't need to manually assign IP addresses. This is tedious.

I assume your modem/router contains 4 ethernet ports as well? If so, then it means your modem is also a switch.
 
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Speed_Demon

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Awesome feedback. Yes, my router does have 4 Ethernet Ports. Will give it a go :) Thanks.
 
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