Let me clarify. I was indeed using the switch portion of my router… The ports were 10/100…
Manually assigned the ip address, subnet, and gateway of the nic card of my desktop to match the hubs.
192.168.1.100 for my desktop IP
192.168.1.1 as my gateway.
For my hub I did 192.168.1.101 IP
and match the gateway 192.168.1.1
The hub was able to see my shared folders and I was able to play any file I wanted from my shared folder.
Does this help?