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So I have a DLink-DIR655 wireless router with all four ports used up as I have the important rooms in my house wired for internet.

In my living room, I have my Xbox360 and my Patriot Box Office Media Player. Only one of these devices can be wired, so I have been been switching the cable back and forth when needed.

Will a network switch solve my problem? And which one do you recommend? I don't need anything fancy, but I don't have a problem paying a little extra for a better quality piece of equipment. Thanks.
    
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A switch is exactly what you're looking for.

Cheap, reliable, and gigabit
    
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If your just gaming on the xbox just get a 10/100 switch if your going to streaming hd movies id go with a 100/1000 switch..

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16833127325
Edited by freakb18c1 - 7/21/11 at 5:55am
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Yes, I should have specified that the Patriot media player streams 1080p content to my home theatre system. Thanks for the suggestions guys
    
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Originally Posted by freakb18c1 View Post
If your just gaming on the xbox just get a 10/100 switch if your going to streaming hd movies id go with a 100/1000 switch..

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16833127325
DO NOT BOTHER WITH 100 MEGABIT!!!

Sorry to stomp on your post but gigabit ethernet is cheap now a days and is not worth the few $$$ you will save. 10 years ago it wouldn't be worth it, too expensive, but now a 8 port gigabit switch is $40-$50. You'll be happier that way, then put all of your computers on it, or at least all devices that support 1 gig connections.
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