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The Hub and Cables
Place the hub in a dry, well ventilated place. The unit is an electronic device; so it will need a power supply and it will generate heat.
You can purchase ready made cables, called "patch cables", from computer dealers, office supply stores, and on-line merchants. You will need to know the length you need before you order the cable. Here are some tips on cable length.
An Ethernet cable can be a maximum of 100 meters long.
The patch cable plugs into the hub on one end, and into the computer on the other.
In general the steps that you will need to follow are:
Some computers have the NIC built right into the motherboard. If this is true of your computer you will not need to perform any physical configuration of the computer.
After the computer reboots, Windows will prompt you for further configuration information. You will be asked to give the name of the computer, the name of the workgroup it is a member of and the IP address of the unit. Each of these items should be established previously, as part of the Naming Standards.
Now that the hardware is configured you are ready for the next step: configuring the network.