4 Ports, 7 Wires.....

TerryUK

Active Member
Hello,

I have a slight problem, I have just added a few more wires into my home network and then found out the router i have does not have enough ports :D

What would be the best way to solve this, i dont want to spend anything over £60 and I have a 5 port switch around somewhere, i was thinking of just buying a bigger switch, but i need wireless also.
 

Andy98765

Distinguished Member
Connect one port of the router to the switch leaving 3 ports on the router and 4 on the switch. Problem solved.
 

TerryUK

Active Member
I tried that but diddnt work for some reason.
Says something about allready in use.
EDIT: Fixed it, was a software issue.
 

Andy98765

Distinguished Member
Well it should do. I have my BT Home hub feeding one of its ports to a 8 port gig switch and the other one to a laptop. The gig switch then feeds another gig switch in the loft for onward connection to other PC's an outlets.
I would suggest your 5 port switch is up the creek.
 

TerryUK

Active Member
Well it should do. I have my BT Home hub feeding one of its ports to a 8 port gig switch and the other one to a laptop. The gig switch then feeds another gig switch in the loft for onward connection to other PC's an outlets.
I would suggest your 5 port switch is up the creek.
I fixed it, looksed liek vista thought their was 2 networks which is strange. Working fine now
 

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