Diagram: Standard Network with Hub/Switch
Updated: June 10, 2001


  • This is a very typical setup for a Ethernet network for home or business.
  • The IP numbers are only if you install the TCP/IP protocol, which is necessary for Internet access and some games.  Since this network is not connected to the Internet, TCP/IP is optional.
  • If you want to add Internet access, you can add a router and turn this network into Multiport Router or Single Port Router network.  Or you could run a NAT program on the server and create a NAT network.
  • If you run out of ports on the hub/switch, your can "cascade" more hubs/switches with Cascading Hubs/Switches

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