questionswould one of my "tech. savvy" woot friends please…

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...three headed cyclops that knows all of the lyrics to every song made in 1984?

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You were dropped of on this page after you asked the question. I get that the site should be able to handle long questions better, but surely you saw that it cut you off right there, right?

Oh, well.

...balsa wood table? Probably not.

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...sick bird I acquired through illeagle means?

No, that's just fowl.

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...stubborn pack mule that won't haul my luggage around?

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All these fill in the blank questions lately are so...

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@britpj Well since it's been over 2 hours and you still haven't finished you sentence, I'll go off the information you gave.

An ethernet switch is really just a brainless box that allows the devices connected to it communicate and usually is used to extend an existing network. In most common LAN setups you need a server or router that organizes the network so these devices talk to each other and share internet properly.

To share internet, you need a router (not a switch) to connect to your modem but some modems come with a router built in.

I hope this helps.

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@holymythos: OOPS! got busy doing mundane chores.....laundry, cooking...those things tech. just can't do all by its' lonesome.
The rest of the question was......drum roll.....Sling Link with only one port?

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@skippykj: Skippy......Do you "captain" a vessel? Because then I would like you even more than just for your kindness in answering a non-complete inquiry. I don't like the answer. I wanted simple and cheap to work. But, this is not a "shoot the messenger" complaint. I knew it couldn't be that easy, but you never know unless you ask.

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@xdavex: Think I'll ask more unfinished questions. The answerS are entertaining. NOTE, I said answerS, plural, so that I include the others, as well. I have to keep all my tech. savvy friends on equal ground. :)

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@holymythos: OOPS! Big OOPS, this time. I forgot my manners, while laughing at all the funny answers. "THANK-YOU kind sirs!" {don't know how to post this the for everyone at once.....told you I need help}

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@britpj: do you mean one of these?

http://www.amazon.com/Slinglink-Turbo-Connection-Bridge-150-100/dp/B000R3K488

if you already have a wireless router, the router should let you hook up 4 or more connections using a LAN cord. connect the slink link to the router so that way you can still have wireless on other devices like laptops and desktops

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@w00tgurl: THANKS! w00tgurl, for answering. What I want to do is add a Samsung Blueray player, without paying another 60.00 to 90.00 $ for another wireless lan adapter. The sling link one port is 80.00 at Best B. The sling link with 4 ports is 150.00. A ethernet switch with 4 ports is about 30.00. Was just trying to save money, if it can be done, but I have feeling, if it was that easy, I would of read it on a thread. Thanks, anyhow. It's always nice to hear from you.

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@britpj: You could buy a wireless router that is DDWRT supported, bridge it up, and then output from that to your bluray if your bluray has ethernet support... at least, I think you can.

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@skippykj: Actually, your answer isn't completely correct. An ethernet hub is brainless and routes all traffic to all ports. An ethernet switch on the other hand actually examines packets that pass through and routes them intelligently, to avoid useless traffic and reduce packet collision.

Although as you point out you need a router to connect either to the internet or any other managed network.

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@carl669: THANKS!!!! I just ordered one. It was so kind of you to find that amazing deal for me.

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@britpj: no problem at all. hope you get everything connected!