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"Router - Problems and Solutions"

"Router - Getting More Wired Ports"

10 March 2009


Summary: procure a Ethernet switch and connect it to an Ethernet port on your router. Can expand indefinitely if needed.



Most available home routers have 4 Ethernet ports built-in.

For most people, 4 Ethernet ports are enough.

But what do you do if you need more than 4 Ethernet ports?



You buy a Ethernet switch like the Dlink DGS-220S, which has (5) Gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet ports on it and using an Ethernet cable, connect it to one of the ports on your router.

Now you have 4 more Ethernet ports to use.

And you can keep adding switches as needed.



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