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Windows 7: Inquire about adding NIC ports to combined cable modem/Router

11 Dec 2013   #1
garaboldi

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
Inquire about adding NIC ports to combined cable modem/Router

Recentally purchased Motorola SBG6580 Gig cable modem/router combined. With comes with 4 NIC ports, I was wondering if is was possible to put a 4 or 5 Nic port hub n this is give me extra NIC ports? or any insight on what I would need to do to get extra ports to use. Thanks in advance.


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11 Dec 2013   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

NIC means network interface card. I think you mean LAN port or Ethernet port, correct? If so then yes you can add a switch or router to augment the number of ports available to your network. I recently needed additinal ethernet ports so I used a extra router I have. You need to do some reconfiguring of the router ( many good online tutorials) or you can buy a switch pretty cheap 20-30 usd. They are plug and play.
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11 Dec 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Buy a hub, or even better a switch.
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