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December 11, 2011 1:09:18 AM

So I am purchasing another public ip address from my ISP so I can have two separate networks for gaming consoles, etc.
I have a cable modem that only has the internet ethernet port on the back which I plug into one of my routers. What do I need to hook up both of my routers to the cable modem so that I can assign them separate ip addresses? I have read about hubs and switches and wasn't sure which would be the best to use.

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Anonymous
December 11, 2011 10:03:02 AM

You need a network switch. I don't believe hubs are even sold anymore.
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December 11, 2011 5:14:20 PM

Another question.

Does the switch need a WAN port? I plan to plug two routers into it and assign each router a different public ip address for gaming purposes. To do this can I get by with a "dumb" switch or do I need a "smart" switch?
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Anonymous
December 11, 2011 8:48:54 PM

A "dumb" switch will work fine.
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