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    Does one need router for SB3?

    I'm about to sell my wired SB3 but it occurred to me that I may have a use for it if it can be plugged directly into the eternet port of a PC. Is there any need for a router if I have an ethernet port available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdg View Post
    I'm about to sell my wired SB3 but it occurred to me that I may have a use for it if it can be plugged directly into the eternet port of a PC. Is there any need for a router if I have an ethernet port available?
    It can be, you can probably use Internet Connection Sharing... of course, when you turn off your computer it will be useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdg View Post
    I'm about to sell my wired SB3 but it occurred to me that I may have a use for it if it can be plugged directly into the eternet port of a PC. Is there any need for a router if I have an ethernet port available?
    Another alternative is a "switch" rather than a router. Think of it as a six-plug tab (like power) except for ethernet connections.

    If you have dsl/cable, your modem is probably giving out ip addresses so you could plug the modem, PC, and SB3 into the switch.

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