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Windows 7: quick question about a switch


27 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
quick question about a switch

I have a Motorola SBG6580. It's on one end of the living room, my computer is on the other end. The cable from port 1 on the SBG6580 is connected straight to my desktop (Cat6 cable is run under the baseboard). Port 2 will be for a HTPC, port 3 is for the blu-ray player, port 4 is empty.

Can I take the ethernet cable from the modem/router (port 1) connect it to a switch (Netgear GS105 5-port Gigabit switch) that's on my desk and use the switch to have multiple ports at my desk? Will I need to change any settings in the SBG6580 for this to work?


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27 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
I have a Motorola SBG6580. It's on one end of the living room, my computer is on the other end. The cable from port 1 on the SBG6580 is connected straight to my desktop (Cat6 cable is run under the baseboard). Port 2 will be for a HTPC, port 3 is for the blu-ray player, port 4 is empty.

Can I take the ethernet cable from the modem/router (port 1) connect it to a switch (Netgear GS105 5-port Gigabit switch) that's on my desk and use the switch to have multiple ports at my desk? Will I need to change any settings in the SGB6580 for this to work?
Yes that is exactly what switches are made for, no adjustment to the settings is required.
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27 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks chev. Just making sure I don't have to change any settings.
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