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So recently I got Prism TV, they gave me a Cisco DDR2200 Router, so that means I can no longer use my old router (Asus RT-N56u). But the Cisco router only have two open Ethernet ports, so I want to buy s switch so I can connect more devices to it wired. But the problem is I need to be able to remote into one of my computer from outside my LAN, currently I can do it by port forwarding on the Cisco router. However, I can't find any info on how to do this on a router + switch setup. Is this possible? Also, if I set up my computers to connected to the switch wiredly, can the other devices connected to the Cisco router wirelessly still see my network shared folders? Thanks.
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Port forwarding should be the same in the environment you have indicated. The switch simply extends your broadcast domain, but your devices will be in the same subnet.
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Port forwarding should be the same in the environment you have indicated. The switch simply extends your broadcast domain, but your devices will be in the same subnet.

In other words, think of a switch as a "smart splitter." smile.gif
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Thanks for the info. Looks like a switch work.
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