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Help with networking (do I need a switch)

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by jerecho, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. jerecho

    jerecho Regular member

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    I have many devices in my living room that I want to have hard wired with ethernet cables. My router is in my office though. Do I need to get this switch and then run a cat-5 from my router to the switch, plug it in to any of the 1-16 ports, and then just hook all my devices to the remaining ports? Is there anything to configure?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122139
     
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    scorpNZ Active member

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    That's how i do mine exactly as you have asked
    1- ether cable from the modem to any port on the switch
    2-thats pretty much it just plug the devices into the switch ports ,its that simple
     
  3. jerecho

    jerecho Regular member

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    Awesome. That's pretty much what I figured. I ordered the one off newegg. Hopefully I get some faster network speeds. I was previously using a router that was only a 10/100. Very slow transfer speeds. Only around 10 mbps. Hopefully with the new gigabit switch I'll see an improvement.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    depends on what your network cards are capable for speed to see noticeable improvement.
     

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