I'm looking to buy a wired router so I can set up a home network. I've looked all over and can't seem to be able to find where I can buy one here. They're all switches, which simply provide the other computer with the internet connection but don't provide NAT and don't let me set up a network (for file and media sharing) between the computers in my house. That is, both computers get different public IPs (!?) and aren't on the same network.
I bought a Black Copper switch today thinking it would do what a router does, but the above problem is why I'm bummed out about it. I'll ask the shop guy to exchange it for a real router (what I wanted--and asked him for--in the first place) but I wonder what he'll say!
This is the type of device I'm looking for: Netgear RP614. WiFi isn't an option as I have a 2.4GHz cordless that would interfere with the signals; plus I'd have to buy wifi adapters as well.
I now have a Worldcall modem with a cable going into the switch; 2 cables from the switch go to each of the computers. With this setup I can use the internet on both computers simultaneously, but can't share files between them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!