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Windows 7: Do I need an Ethernet hub, switch, or even a router to have my...?

16 Sep 2013   #21

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 & Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro x64

@ Josh:

Again, thank you for your responses to my questions. No, I finally decided along the same lines as you. I am opting for my Option B - Simplest in terms of Connections. I find this to be the easiest in terms of connections as stated and without the worry of 2 routers effecting each other. Oh, there is no top secret information being exchange here over the VOIP communications. Just standard phone service here! ;-)

Thank you entirely for your help once again!!!

@ westom:

I do believe I have some sort of grounding for my incoming Cable coax line into my home. I sure it may help, but I never feel completely safe when I know an electrical storm is approaching my area and I always "feel better" having it disconnected (data) and unplugged (power). I find it to be a sure thing. A couple of years ago, I had a house 2 down from me (I live in a suburban area.) get struck by lightning on his chimney. Yes, very rare, but none-the-less it happened. He lost all his electronics stuff you can think in a home that was plugged in, his refrigerator, freezer, electric stove, microwave, the Cable TV and Internet hardware he rented and more. Some of his outlets were burnt out. Fire trucks were here when it happened. Luckily, no one was hurt. He received a check from the insurance company that he said did not even cover the cost of a nice new refrigerator. So, after that, I changed my attitude about leaving things plugged things; especially the electronic items in my home when I heard an electrical storm approaching.

Thanks for your knowledge on eletrical/current damage. I found it educational.

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16 Sep 2013   #22

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

I'm glad you have found an appropriate design!

Josh :)
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