Who many computers can I connect to a router?
18 Jan 07
I think it's possible in some cases. Say i have a hub having four computers. So. no doubt we can't connect more that 4 computers on that lan. But if you purchase an another hub of 4 ports then connect the 4 port of the first hub with the Second Hub & share another 4 ports through that Second Hub. So in total You will be able to connect 7 computers from two 04 port hubs. It is helpful when if want to replace your old hub due to in-sufficient ports, so you can add anther hub with the first one according to your needs.
• United States
7 Apr 07
It depends on how many slots the router has in it. If it only has four ports then you can only attach four computers to it. Some routers have more than four slots which obviously is better if you have more than four computers. I just got a wireless router and it can only handle four if you use cables but probably can do more if you have a wireless device attached to the other computers.
24 Jan 07
If all your users will be by cable connection, you can only plug in 4 at a time. But if you have more than 4 users that must connect to the router, i suggest you get a switch (it's cheap by the way) to enable more users to connect thru cable. If you have wireless users, use one of the four ports for an access point. =)
17 Jan 07
Well since it has only four ports then you can only connect 4 computers to it. Unless that is, the router has a wireless capability. Then the number of pc that can be connected can be endless. Well not endless, more or less 10 PCs would be a good number, excluding the 4 wired PCs.
• United Arab Emirates
17 Jan 07
I dont think that u can connect more computers on a 4ports router. But u can bridge connections if u have one more router. And i dont know this i dea will work or not as dont know more about networking and hardware. Use a hub and coonect it to one port of the router and connect more pc's on the hub