posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 11:37 PM
ive been seeing these a lot but i have never understood it. it says gigabit switch. is it a router?
a router capable of handling large amounts of data or is it something that you use in tandem with the router?
i dont have wifi on the netbook. of course it did but it just stopped working all of a sudden.
i could however hook the netbook up directly to the router with the ethernet cable and then network my laptop and netbook together and transfer them
that way correct?
is that where the switch comes in? makes it faster
just watched a little vid here
my router has a switch built in. thats all the ethernet plugs on the back. i didnt know that was the 'switch'.
it's not gigabit. a step down but that will work.
i could just connect the netbook to the router.
thanks for the help all. i never thought of going right to the router or using the cloud. i was going to do flash drive transfers or burn a bunch of
now that i have this info i will be running mint tomorrow.
maybe not. now all i have to do is figure out how to get the files from the laptop to the netbook once i plug the netbook into the router/switch.
edit on 26-11-2013 by CardiffGiant because: (no reason given)