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Using Hex 1 Gig LAN As A Switch?

Hey guys!
Just wanna start off this post by saying I got a crazy good deal on a BRAND NEW Server. It's a Dell Poweredge R420, It came with 2x Xeon 6C 12T CPU's (12C 24T total), 24GB Ram, 2x 1TB HDD, and a quad 1 gigabit network card. I got all of this for $100. Of course it has all of the server goodies such as hardware raid controller, hot-swappable PSU's HDD's, Etc.

Anyways, this is my first time playing around with server hardware. I did my first hardware RAID today with the 1TB drives and put windows server 2019 on it. (I got hooked up with a key as well). So here's my problem. I'm a college student in a dorm room lol. In my small 1 bedroom dorm room, I have my gaming rig, 2x iMac's (8,1 and 9,1) , 1x MacPro 1,1, and of course this server now. I do also have a 10/100 network switch, however one of my goals is to setup a little NAS to save videos (For my youtube channel, check it out, and even some light games that don't need long HDD access times. One of the problems I'm getting is maxing out the bandwidth of my 10/100 switch (12.5mb/s on crystal disk mark from my main PC to the "NAS")

Now, I got my "NAS" setup (I should use free NAS instead of Windows File Sharing, but I wanna do some things in windows server for now), but my issues is I only have ONE Ethernet port in my room, and I don't wanna go hunt down a 1 Gigabit switch. If possible, I would like to do Wall -> Ethernet on Server -> output to my single Ethernet port on my main PC. I haven't had much luck. I've tried briding connections, but at best, I can only get one machine to have internet at a time. Now, I'm not sure if it's an IP conflicting issue or what, but this would be the most ideal for me (for now). Is there something I can do to achieve this, or do I need to bite the bullet and get a switch?

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