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Windows 7: Need advice for extending router

16 Feb 2012   #1
Jack1933

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Need advice for extending router

I have a Cisco M10 Valet router and just added cable internet service. I have the cable connected to that router and it only has 4 ports, so I want to add additional ports for additional computers. I am not up to speed with this type of networking and what should I look for in equipment to extend to more ports. I have a 4 port hub, but when I connect through it, the speed of my connection through that falls off considerably.

Appreciate any help or suggestions.

Thanks


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16 Feb 2012   #2
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi Jack,

A gigabit Switch would work, here are your selections. The Trendnet 8-Port seems to be reasonable. It's best that you will have gig devices to connect to the gig switch. Also, Cat5e or higher patch network cables to go with them. Don't use Hubs, they are obsolete.

Hope this helps.
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16 Feb 2012   #3
Jack1933

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for the information. I assume that the switch would be fed from my router and then the other devices would then be fed from the switch or do I feed it from my cable modem and then feed the other devices, router, computers etc??




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Hi Jack,

A gigabit Switch would work, here are your selections. The Trendnet 8-Port seems to be reasonable. It's best that you will have gig devices to connect to the gig switch. Also, Cat5e or higher patch network cables to go with them. Don't use Hubs, they are obsolete.

Hope this helps.
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16 Feb 2012   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Have a look at this....

Article
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16 Feb 2012   #5
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Modem=> Router=> Switch (connected to the LAN/Ethernet Port of the Router) => Wired devices
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Thanks for the information. I assume that the switch would be fed from my router and then the other devices would then be fed from the switch or do I feed it from my cable modem and then feed the other devices, router, computers etc??
You are only concerned about connecting additional wired devices correct? No wireless devices?

Oh, I just had look at Bassfisher's link, that's what you'll need to accomplish.
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16 Feb 2012   #6
Jack1933

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thanks! I kind of thought that was the way to do it, but never hurts to ask!




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Have a look at this....

Article
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16 Feb 2012   #7
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

The switch is connected to your router. Basically, the switch expands the number of ports available from the router. Also, the switch doesn't have to be physically located near the router. The switch can be in another room with a single cable back to the router. Here's a quick drawing of a Switched Network.


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16 Feb 2012   #8
Jack1933

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thanks!!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
The switch is connected to your router. Basically, the switch expands the number of ports available from the router. Also, the switch doesn't have to be physically located near the router. The switch can be in another room with a single cable back to the router. Here's a quick drawing of a Switched Network.
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