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how to connect 2 pc's 1 single port router to access internet

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  • Routers
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  • Internet
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  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
January 17, 2014 8:26:12 AM

how do I connect 2 pc's with a single port router using lan cable?

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a b $ Windows 7
January 17, 2014 8:45:28 AM

I'm not sure this is possible unless you could be connecting through wireless but you would need at least two network ports and two Ethernet cables.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 17, 2014 9:31:03 AM

Use a hub or a switch
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March 7, 2014 4:54:23 PM

Yeah, there really is no way to operate 2 devices off 1 port. Even though Cat5/Cat6 cables currently for the most part only use 2 pairs out of the 4, you would have problems if you tried to split the wires coming off the 1 port. This would work in an analog scenario, but since we are dealing with network protocols this would not work(at least if you are running and operating a computer that is not 30 years old). If you are a "token - ring" network topology may work in which case each computer can not talk until it has the "token". Network cards in this scenario would normally use BNC connections with a connector coming out of 1 computers NIC that splits it off to 2 different cables which travel to 2 different devices which make up part of the "ring". (this was before my time so someone else that reads this should be able to give you a better answer on how this works).
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