Can I use a switch instead of a router if I am only connecting one computer to t Tags: Routers Switch Computers Networking Last response: January 19, 2011 5:58 PM in Networking Share gagnec January 19, 2011 11:14:47 AM Hello, More about : switch router connecting computer | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove purushottamaher January 19, 2011 1:00:07 PM gagnec said:Hello, Please write your Question Properly so that can we understand and reply you better... if you are having only LAN Connection then you can use Switch for LAN Connectivity but if you get Internet Connection from ISP then you need to connect Router in your network . isp link connect on one port of router and on second port of router you can connect Switch to give connection to all another computers. then your computer will also become a member of LAN & also able to use Internet...... | Report abuse Anonymous January 19, 2011 5:58:53 PM @ purushottamaher gagnec is a newcomer and probably new to forums. It may seem obvious to us that you write the question in the space provided but it is very common for new people to not appreciate this immediately. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Networking>Can I use a switch instead of a router if I am only connecting one computer to t> Related ressources: ForumCould a switch be used instead of router for a simple network? ForumConnecting switch to router ? - Adding more internet ports. ForumIs it wise to use multiple Ethernet connections from router to switch ? ForumRouter + Modem + Ethernet switch ForumSwitch Versus Router (Again!) ForumProblem with multiple routers on one switch /subnet ForumRouter only 'works' with one computer ForumConnecting 2 Routers with a Switch ? Forumuse broadband router as switch ? ForumConnecting my server to switch using fiber ForumEthernet Switch & Router Connection Issue ForumVoIP Phones + Router via One Switch ? ForumHow much of you use REALLY vintage computer for internet only ? ForumStill not getting the Router/Switch difference ForumEthernet Switch Only works on 1 computer in my house ForumRouter VS switch ForumPulling DHCP from Cable Modem instead of wireless router ForumCan ping but not browse ForumConverting wireless signal to wired with computer? ForumWrt54gs only wireless working More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !