So I’m living in a house with 3 other people. There are 3 computers. We just had Shaw internet installed. My roommate has a wireless cable/dsl router with a 4-port switch. However only two computers can be hooked up at a time. I went to futurshop and talked to one of the tech guys and he said that we didn’t actually have a router but a hub and it was only using the two ip addreses that shaw allows. He said we needed a Etherfast Cable/Dsl Router with a 4-Port Switch. I told him I was bringing it back today if it didn’t work. Anyways I take it home set it up and it works.
My question is why didn’t the other Router work. And what is a hub? What’s the different.