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I am hoping someone can help me with this. I need to know the proper order in this chain.

I have 5 computers that need to be networked through 1 cable modem that gives me 4 static IP addresses. I have a brand new router and a brand new 8 port hub. How do I setup the hub and router so that 4 of my computers are each using a separate IP address and the last computer shares one through the router. Do I use straight RJ-45 cables, cross over cables, or both. I just can't figure it out. I'm using Windows XP Professional and in the chain I don't know what order to set the hub and router up and what kind of cables to run between them and the computers. Router has a WAN port and 4 regular ports and the hub has an uplink port and 7 regular ports.

Please helpppppp!!!

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Thanks!

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All PC's into the hub with straight thru cables....routers ethernet port into the hub on an uplink port. Connect the Cable modem to WAN port on the router. All the connection types needed for each port will be documented in the documentation for the device. Do you have static IP addresses assigned by your ISP?
 

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Don't see why you need four static IP's from your ISP, they're only going to see one device anyways, your router. I would only pay for the one IP address, Program your router to use that one, connect the cables as Rockn said, then have the router assign IP's to your computers through DHCP. Thats me though :)
 

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I'm with Toddles on this one. The chain would be computer-hub-router-cable modem. The hub and router should be connected with a straight thru cable connected to an uplink port on ONE device and regular port on the other. Or connected to standard port on both devices with a cross-over cable. Then set all PC's for Dynamic Ip addressing and configure the router accordingly. Then tell your ISP to drop three of your IP's. You won't need them.

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