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switch on a router?

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I've run out of wired ports on my router and was looking into getting a gigabit switch to add onto it.

If I get this switch, would I still be able to have the connected components that are on my router be on the same network as the switch?

Sorry, noob question, but I've never researched switches on routers before.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833166057

BTW, my router is a WRT320N - stock firmware for now, but I had DD-WRT on it before, but had issues with it.
post #2 of 7
Yes, adding a switch is like splitting a hose, same flow just going to more places now.
post #3 of 7
also, you can add a Gigabit Switch to a router that is not Gigabit and everything on that switch will operate amongst each other at Gigabit speeds and drop to 100Mbps for anything on said router which most people don't realize.
post #4 of 7
Previous post explain it all. Everything will work fine by adding a switch. When you add a switch to a switch, you get a little bit of over head network traffic but it is so small that unless you are running an enterprise scale network, it does not matter.
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post #5 of 7
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Good to know. I figured I might jump on this if it would work for me. Some things on the router won't need to be gigabit anyways such as the Tivo, kids' computers, etc.
post #6 of 7
I'm running 2 switchs on my router lol, one for devices that are 100Mbps to be on, and another in my living room for my HTPC/Tivo lol
post #7 of 7
Yeah that should be fine.
Just keep in mind devices on the switch will share the bandwidth of the singular uplink to the switch on the router (4 integrated LAN ports). If you do file transfers between it would be best for all devices to be on the new switch and simply use the uplink for WAN connectivity.
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