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Adding a switch to my network

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So I've ran out of ports on my router so came up with the idea to get a switch. I can just plug X devices into the switch and then plug the switch into one of the routers ports correct? Thanks.

Here's a little paint thing to show what I mean.

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post #2 of 9
Your diagram depicts exactly how you would add a switch to a router.

Good job!
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Hah, thanks. Kinda embarrassed I had to make this thread. Took several networking classes in college.
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yes, you can do this but make sure if your routers Ethernet ports are 10/100/1000 you get a switch that can do the same.
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post #5 of 9
Yep, this is exactly how you would add a switch. I am sure that it doesn't matter which Ethernet cable i.e crossover and straight through you use since its auto sensing.
post #6 of 9
Your router's switch should be new enough for auto-mdix so I wouldn't worry about cable types.
But what you got there is perfect.
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Yep my router has all 1Gb ports so shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks alot fellas.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Al plants Corn View Post
Yep my router has all 1Gb ports so shouldn't be a problem.
It does? ^.^ Which router do you have, if I may make so bold?
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Quote:
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It does? ^.^ Which router do you have, if I may make so bold?
A lot of higher-end home routers do...
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