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8 port ADSL router modem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Raffaz, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Is there such a thing? Im currently using a dlink 2740b but its only 4 port and im getting sick of having to swap ethernet cables round.
    Are there any 8 port ones available? Ive had a quick look at the big manufacturers but cant spot any.

    Cheers
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    There's a review of a Netgear here m8
     
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  3. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Cheers mate, i spotted that one after i posted, cant find anymore though! Find it hard to believe that its the only option i have lol
     
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  4. supernova

    supernova Gigabyte Poster

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    why not use a separate switch? .. then you'll have a much greater choice
     
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  5. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Arent they more compicated to setup? I need certain ports open on the router for streaming video around the house so would this not be alot more hassle to configure 2 different devices?
     
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  6. supernova

    supernova Gigabyte Poster

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    Nope

    I just got a cheap unmanaged switch and plugged it into my router via cat5 ... bingo!

    You wouldnt have to set anything up just plug in the power and some cat5 cables.
    Of course you will still need to configure your router but you have to do that anyway.

    If you get a highend Layer 3 managed switch then that would be more complex because effectively it would have some router functionality itself.
     
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