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Hi,
I work at a school which has a very simple network, so each computer in the network has an IP like: 192.168.... If i want to have two computers where I only have one port, can I get a gateway (or router...not sure what they're called) which has additional ports?

The reason I'm asking is that usually those devices (gateways/routers) define another private network (192.168..), and it's getting to a network that already is private (the one I mentioned above), so will that be ok??

I'm quite new in this area, and would really appreciate if somebody could help me.

Thank you.
Sonya

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You can use a 8port switch & use the same network (ip range) in any port
You not need a router for it . Any calrifications mail me.

tks
Daminda

Hi,
I work at a school which has a very simple network, so each computer in the network has an IP like: 192.168.... If i want to have two computers where I only have one port, can I get a gateway (or router...not sure what they're called) which has additional ports?

The reason I'm asking is that usually those devices (gateways/routers) define another private network (192.168..), and it's getting to a network that already is private (the one I mentioned above), so will that be ok??

I'm quite new in this area, and would really appreciate if somebody could help me.

Thank you.
Sonya

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Sonia Its Much easy Just Buy a 5 Port Switch conect it with your existing switch using Simple Straight Cable and attached the Computer with the Same IP addresses to this switch you want single port , in this case you will have 3 moreports.:icon_razz:

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Zoraid

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Please look up "daisy-chaining" or "piggy-backing" switches.

Connecting switches to switches is an accepted practice for expanding networks.

As someone above mentioned, you will want to check your switches' manuals to ensure there are no special requirements:
- Some switches have a special port for daisy-chaning
- Some switches require a "crossover" cable/wire
- Some switches automatically detect when daisy-chained and require nothing

Good luck!

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