can a ethernet switch share internet?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
A switch by itself does not share internet. You need a router. A pc directly connected to the internet can share its connection (act as a router). On on windows pc you can go to create a new connection to the internet and it will lead you through the process.
- josephz2vaLv 61 decade ago
An ethernet switch transfers access from one computer to another computer for a one feed data sending. You can use a router for multiple computers to share the internet as long as you have an adequate bandwidth package.
- AdrianLv 71 decade ago
To share, you have to have a router, either one built into the modem, or one before the switch. Most routers now have the usual 4 port switch in them.
A switch does not assign local LAN addresses, only a router can do that.
- 1 decade ago
A switch CAN share internet as long as your dsl/cable modem has a built in dhcp server. (it can assign IP addresses)
Not knowing your modem model, that's all the info I can give.