Router with 4-Port Switch
Share Your High-Speed Internet Connection Throughout
Your Home or Office
* Share your high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection
with multiple computers
* Built-in switch connects four local PCs directly,
or daisy-chain out to more hubs and switches as your
* Supports DHCP, Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP), and
includes a user-friendly Setup Wizard for easy configuration
* Included Setup Wizard takes you through configuring
your network, step by step
Think of the EtherFast®
Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch as a kind of "splitter"
for your Internet connection. Just connect your DSL
or Cable Modem to the Router, and all the computers
in your household can share the Internet -- all at the
same time. The built-in 4-port switch lets you attach
four local PCs directly, or daisy-chain out to more
hubs and switches as your network grows.
Once your computers are connected to
the Internet through the Router, they can communicate
with each other too, sharing resources and files. All
your computers can print on a shared printer connected
anywhere in the house. And you can share all kinds of
files between computers -- music, digital pictures,
and other documents. Keep all your digital music on
one computer, and listen to it anywhere in the house.
Organize all of your family's digital pictures in one
place, to simplify finding the ones you want, and ease
backup to CD-R. Play head-to-head computer games within
the household, or against Internet opponents. Utilize
extra free space on one computer when another's hard
drive starts to fill up.
It's all easier than you think -- the
included Setup Wizard takes you through configuring
the Router, step by step. The Router can act as a DHCP
server for your network, so your PCs are configured
automatically. Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP) lets specialized
Internet applications configure the Router so you don't
have to. Built-in NAT technology helps keep intruders
out of your computers.
With the EtherFast® Cable/DSL Router
with 4-Port Switch at the heart of your home network,
you don't need to be a networking genius to share printers,
files, and your high-speed Internet connection.
The User's Guide