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I am going to be adding some more hardware to the static side of my home network (buying a second block of 8 static IP's, that is how they come, in blocks of 8 from Qwest). I am using an Actiontech 1000M (wired) router/modem that I bought from Qwest,it has 1 ethernet output but Qwest said it was Ok to add a switch and get a total of four but not to use a 8 port switch off the Actiontech 1000m. So I ask, in lieu of buying the next step up from Qwest, what should I get? The problem is somewhat complicated as the internet connection from Qwest is the J11 plug (like a phone line) and I am not finding routers with this feature listed.I would like 8 ethernet outputs on this modem/router. I am flexible with outher features.

What I would really like is a single router that I could use for my Comcast side that is currently using a cable modem router (a RCA unit from Comcast)and its output cable end in the standard RJ-45 ethernet connector. So a router that can handle a RJ-45 and a R11 connector as the connection to the world, with standard ethernet connectors out to my home network. I really don't think I find this and will have to keep them seperate

Here is a rather interesting solution for when you have 2 ISP and want them combined into one network
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r200...ters-1-Network
Edited by PCCstudent - 12/19/10 at 5:05pm
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I priced out a adsl router with all the really neat features I wanted from CISCO (the 1401) and was really "jazzed up" until I got to the line than carried the price tag, $1395.00. CISCO offers this product with the line "perfect for home or small business" well I have to tell CISCO that that $1395.00 is comparable to a mortgage payment. I really like the CISCO gear and way of thinking but I must be a by-stander when it comes to owning their equipment.There are many,many other choices for less than 10% of that price but they just don't have the refinement of the CISCO product. My goal is to not just make this stuff work any way I can but to come as close to doing it (I hesitate to say at an Enterprise level) at a level that would be acceptable for a business. My school program is really lacking in actual hands on networking labs and I need that component in addition to the lectures and book work so I am trying to get my "hands on" at home but it is a challenge.
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