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This is a discussion on LAN Question within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, I've received the router today but I'm still waiting for the activation letter. While waiting for it I was ...
- 01-09-06, 10:37 AM #1
Hi, I've received the router today but I'm still waiting for the activation letter. While waiting for it I was wondering whether I will be able to connect my LAN to the internet while using the router. On my current ISP (Tiscali), I could use the modem by connecting it to my PC and then share the internet to the rest of the network by ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) and through a switch. The question is how would I be able to connect the LAN (which has 5 computers) to the SkyBB router? Can I just plug the router to the hub or some other way?
Could anyone give me any hints of connecting the LAN to the router, please?
- 01-09-06, 10:52 AM #2
The router is preconfigured to give out DHCP addresses so if you connect up your PCs to the Sky router and on one of the PCs you have a modem attached and connected to a ISP it should work.
However you say you have 5 pcs connected by RJ45 the Sky router has 4 ports. So on one you will need to use wireless otherwise you will have to get a network switch.
- 01-09-06, 11:37 AM #3
Welcome to the site chr0nik
The activation letter should show up a day or 2 after you receive the router at least mine did even thought it said I would be active on the 31st and it isn't happening until the 7th.
I am sure Ratti3 is correct though the way sky have messed with it I don't know but I guess its worth a try, you have nothing to loose by tryingRay
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- 01-09-06, 11:38 AM #4
Or If your existing router alows you to turn it into just a network switch and then plug a few PC's into that and then that into the sky router, As most allow you to use them as just a switch
- 01-09-06, 11:46 AM #5
I've just received the letter and according to it, it'll be going live on the 6th (can't wait!!!). About the router, I haven't been using a router for my connection with Tiscali. What I did was to connect the modem to the main PC and then connect that PC with the others on an 8-port network switch and shared the net with ICS from Win XP. Is it possible to install the router on the main PC and connect the network switch on a second port in the router?
Thanks for the help!!!!
- 01-09-06, 11:51 AM #6