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Hello,
I used to have my XP Pc connected to my WinME laptop through a Dlink DI-604 router and SBCs Speedstream5100 modem...and it worked great.

I have moved now and no longer use SBC. The ISP provided me with a USB modem (its ISDN or ADSL or something like that)

I came to connect the laptop and desktop but have not been able to get the PC to see the laptop or vice versa.

Can I use the DLINK router as a basic Network hub? Or do I need an internet connection going into it?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
 

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If you turn off the DHCP server in the router and use just the LAN ports, it'll act just like a $10 switch. :smile:

With only two machines, all you should need is a CAT5 crossover cable. Note that is not a standard CAT5 patch cable, perhaps that's the problem?
 
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