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Hiya so this is probably going to sound fairly stupid but please understand I'm pretty new to networking.
I'm planning to switch from wireless to wired in my bedroom because I'll be doing a lot of gaming when I build my pc, and I'm not happy with the latency I get from Wireless.
So my setup will be: Router > 200mb powerline > 8 port Gigabit Ethernet switch > Pc, Ps3, NAS, etc.
Basically I want to know how port forwarding to my pc would work. Will my devices just show up normally as if they were connected directly to the router when I log into it?

Thanks, and sorry if this is really stupid. rolleyes.gif
    
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Yes they will show up as individual devices on your router. The powerline Ethernet works as a switch unless it is noted on the package.
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You're way off the mark.

There is no need to port forward...

Port forwarding is used to route external internet traffic on a given port to a given internal IP address behind the NAT

As long as this is an un-managed switch just plug and play
    
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You're way off the mark.
There is no need to port forward...
Port forwarding is used to route external internet traffic on a given port to a given internal IP address behind the NAT
As long as this is an un-managed switch just plug and play
I know what port forwarding is, lol.
I guess my post wasn't clear enough.
I was wondering how port forwarding would work if I had a set up like this because I need some ports forwarded for when I host games for friends and such. I wanted to know if basically my devices would show up in the router as if the powerline ethernet + switch wasn't even there, if that makes any sense. Like would there be any further configuration needed on the switch or would it just act as a direct pass-through to the router, again if that makes much sense..
    
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I know what port forwarding is, lol.
I guess my post wasn't clear enough.
I was wondering how port forwarding would work if I had a set up like this because I need some ports forwarded for when I host games for friends and such. I wanted to know if basically my devices would show up in the router as if the powerline ethernet + switch wasn't even there, if that makes any sense. Like would there be any further configuration needed on the switch or would it just act as a direct pass-through to the router, again if that makes much sense..

No additional configuration needed, it will just show up
No bridging or anything will be needed, they'll behave just like a dumb switch, totally transparent.
    
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Like would there be any further configuration needed on the switch

You couldn't configure an unmanaged switch if you wanted to smile.gif

Your environment stays within the same broadcast domain. That means every LAN host on your network will receive data from the same DHCP server (on the router), and default to the same gateway (also the router). Since every device is on the same subnet, the method for port forwarding would be exactly the same, simply insert the forward port, destination host and destination port.
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No additional configuration needed, it will just show up
No bridging or anything will be needed, they'll behave just like a dumb switch, totally transparent.

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You couldn't configure an unmanaged switch if you wanted to smile.gif
Your environment stays within the same broadcast domain. That means every LAN host on your network will receive data from the same DHCP server (on the router), and default to the same gateway (also the router). Since every device is on the same subnet, the method for port forwarding would be exactly the same, simply insert the forward port, destination host and destination port.

Okay thanks for the help guys! smile.gif
    
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