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\015 I am a home user and need to connect 3 laptops and 2 desktops. What would be best for me.\015

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Hi Friend,
Since u are home user, the best u can use a router with more ports(5 port or 8port).
My decision is to use a router because,if u are using a switch then there will be a broadcast around ur 5 system,but in Routers there is no broadcast.Due to this broadcast, in the Switches we will have regular problems in the speed of internet connection.

The main problem in some cases the switch will be getting jammed and it will be got hanged all of sudden,but in routers we dont have this problem

The best router of 5 or 8 port is as follows

1.Model Name:Cisco Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 8 Port Switch
Price:$72 to $100

2.Model Name:Netgear FVG318NA Prosafe 802.11G Wireless VPN Firewall
Price :$113 to $130

3.Model Name:D-LINK Systems DIR-130 Broadband VPN Router
Price :$85 to $119

U can all the model in the below link provided

http://www.nextag.com/8-port-router


Regards,
Ayyasam


Get an 8 port Switch.

if the 3 laptops have Wi-Fi then you can get Wireless Router (Cisco/dlink) instead which has 4 normal ports which can be used to connect to the desktops.
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