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I have my Actiontec Q1000 VDSL2 Modem/Router/Wireless combo unit and a 16 port switch that connects all my hardwired stuff

Both devices are gigabit, question is, is there benefit from running more than 1 Ethernet between the Modem/Router and switch?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817111030
This is the switch i got
    
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You cannot do dual links on unmanaged equipment.

If you simply plug two switches together on two ethernet ports each you'll create a broadcast storm and the device will cease to function for any other connected clients until you power cycle it and remove the offending link.
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Even if you did manage to get it to not commit suicide, the maximum bandwidth for the device is 1Gbps, not per port or connection. So you would see no performance increase. Same principal with using multiple wireless adapters, the host only has a limited total bandwidth. If that makes any sense.
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Even if you did manage to get it to not commit suicide, the maximum bandwidth for the device is 1Gbps, not per port or connection. So you would see no performance increase. Same principal with using multiple wireless adapters, the host only has a limited total bandwidth. If that makes any sense.
It says max switching capability is 32gbps?
    
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It says max switching capability is 32gbps?
That switching capacity is throughput on all your ports.
16ports that operate at 1G each, and they're full duplex so they will have 1G send and recieve = 16GBx2 (2 is send and recieve) = 32 total.

Your switch is unmanaged so you won't have any load balancing on the switch. The links won't share loads, they'll just rebroacast data between each other and cause switching loops. If you had something on your switch that some managed switches do like STP or RSTP you could load balance those two connections to be redundant but they won't be.
You'll be able to trunk your connection from switch to switch but you can't set up redudant links to each other.
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