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HELP! :) simple network

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Mason64, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. Mason64

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Jan 2006

    Posts: 940

    Location: North Wales

    Hey

    i havent set up a simple network for years. i want to have 1 hub 2 computers and 1 network pc no net and i wont even be sharing files its just to share the printer its a network printer. when i connect them up with a 5 port switch it says Limited or no con. do i need just a hub ? with normal routers u have dhcp so does the hub auto give them a ip or do i need to get a router for what i need to do or do i need to give the 2 computers a network IP address?

    Thanks

    dave
     
  2. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    Quite, and a hub doesn't, so

    No.

    If you want them to be auto-assigned IPs, you'll need something with a DHCPd, but it doesn't have to be a router. The alternative is as you suggest, manually assigning them.

    Bear in mind a hub isn't a switch, and if you've got the latter you don't need (or want) the former.
     
  3. Mason64

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Jan 2006

    Posts: 940

    Location: North Wales

    So with this swtich i can put it all together and give say

    PC 1 - 192.168.1.1

    PC 2 - 192.168.1.1

    and then find the Printers IP or just brower for the printer? if its on the same IP RANGE? or basiclly find what range the printer is on and follow that patten for the netowrk pc's?
     
  4. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    They'd need to have unique IPs for starters.

    Yes. But it won't get an IP automatically any more than the PCs will.

    Well yeah, that would be sensible.