Jones, Scott (GE Money, consultant)
Scott.1Jones at ge.com
Tue Apr 28 10:07:45 MDT 2009
>From: plug-bounces at plug.org [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org] On
>Behalf Of Corey Edwards
>Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:23 AM
>To: plug at plug.org
>Subject: RE: Data extraction
>On Tue, 2009-04-28 at 10:47 -0400, Jones, Scott (GE Money, consultant)
>> I do have a couple other spare routers, and I have a older ocean 8
>> port hub/switch which I haven't tried yet. If I plug everything two
>> machines in a hub, won't it allow the two to communicate, i.e., will
>> it route traffic between the two machines attached to it?
>You're mixing terms here. A router and a hub or switch are
>very different beasts. With a hub or switch, the two machines
>will not need to route to each other as they'll be on the same
>subnet. As long as the IP address are correct, it will Just Work(tm).
>The problem you would run into is connecting to another
>network, such as your ISP. For that you would need a router
>and not a hub or switch.
>Now, just to confuse you a bit more, consumer-grade routers
>typically have a switch built in.
Ok, then I have hope. When I extract my data, I will not need internet
connectivity.. I'll just connect my two machines using my switch,
extract the data, reformat and reinstall on the source drive and then
hook it all back up to my actual router.
This will be helpful.
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