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Wired connection help please!

post #1 of 6
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Hello overclock.net,

I am just finished setting up my modem and the speed exceed my expectation (44mbps instead of what I am paying for 30mbps).

But the Modem that Charter gave me only have one port to it, and I need three. So two more ports is needed. What should I buy, a Switch or a Router? Would it be better if I just buy a better modem that have more port to replace the crap one (this way I can run cable straight to my devices without having to use Router/Switch)

And would the internet speed decrease if I run cable from the Modem through the Switch/Router to my computer instead of just running cable straight from the Modem to my computer.

Do you think the NIC built in to my motherboard (Gigabyte Z87 ud4h) would be good enough for HD streaming and gaming?

Thank you for helping me!
post #2 of 6
You'd need a router. The main difference between the two is that the router allows you to share a single external IP, whereas the switch only extends your broadcast domain (does not offer port address translation). If you just had a switch, you also wouldn't have an internal LAN and each client would be directly internet-facing.

Any modern router should be able to support that amount of bandwidth.

The NIC should be fine for anything and will run at a much higher local LAN speed than your WAN/Internet.
post #3 of 6
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Thank you for fast reply.
Would you please give me some advice on what router to choose.
If I don't use wifi so I can ignore thoes "Dual band, Wireless G" and stuffs like that right?
This router "http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-R600VPN-Gigabit-Broadband-Supports/dp/B007B60SCG/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1385502157&sr=1-6&keywords=router" supports 1 Gigabit WAN port and 4 Gigabit LAN ports provide high-speed wired connectivity. If I plug my desktop into the WAN port, is it going to improved my wired speed connection (getting even more than 44mpbs).
Thank you for helping me!
post #4 of 6
in general finding one with a decent firewall in it is quite helpful. The internet is full of unpleasant creatures these days.
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Looks fine especially since looks like you aren't doing anything too heavy this will work well.
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You will need to connect the cable from the modem to the internet port on the router. Once you have that connected you will need to unplug the modem and plug it back in.

Your speed will be shared among all the devices connected to the router, if someone else at home is using the internet then your test speed will be slower by however much the other users are using.
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