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  1. Sounds like an excellent solution to me!
  2. I appreciate all the help! I'm sure I'll be back to ask about subnets and all that jazz later!
  3. My modem has one port. Sounds like if I get one of these switches I at least have everything I need to get my home network up and running. And I can cross the bridge of what to do with a customer PC when I get there. I may be a few months away from that even being an issue.
  4. OK. So there does need to be a router between the modem and the switch. And since I bought my own modem that is not also a router, I need a router. And then the switch is to the router what a power strip does for an electrical outlet. So, if my Eero system works as a router (I think it does), I can use the Ethernet port on the back of that to plug into the switch and it'll handle it. Did I get that right?
  5. Forgive my ignorance. If I have the 24 port switch, what would I need this for? Do I not just plug the modem into a port on the switch? Or do I have to plug it into a router and then the router into the switch? And if that is the case, could I not just use one of the ports on the back of Eero Mesh Network Base to plug into the switch?
  6. Other the fact that I do not recognize the brand name, any reason you can see why I shouldn't save myself some cash and grab this? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082LXYQH2/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B082LXYQH2&pd_rd_w=ktyb4&pf_rd_p=48d372c1-f7e1-4b8b-9d02-4bd86f5158c5&pd_rd_wg=voFQK&pf_rd_r=PK8KRA6SH1C26PSWVV3J&pd_rd_r=9d4acda1-055c-43e8-b22a-a9c4d7c09ff8&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFFWUlNRTFDMkcxOUkmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAyNDYzMTcxMVJPR1o2WTIzNEdUJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAwNTQ5MjExVDdISkYxSEo3TzdIJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
  7. That rack mount one will likely do me just fine, unless this other guy shows me I'm missing something. Thanks!
  8. I currently have a Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 modem going into a Eero WiFi Mesh system. My desktop is currently hardwired to that through a little 4 port switch my wife brought from her work after they went out of business. That is about all I know about it.
  9. I already have a mesh WiiFi network. See no reason to get rid of it. Plenty of phones, tablets, and handheld game systems that benefit from it. I had not even considered a subnet for untrusted PCs. I suppose that's something I should at the very least consider since I'm planning to one day have some I'm working to repair. Don't know anything about them though.
  10. I am currently in the process of renovating my garage into an additional room. My PC is being moved out there. I am taking this opportunity to wire my house with Ethernet. I know I will want 20 ports throughout the house right off the bat. This also needs to be able to accommodate my mesh WiFi. I know enough to be able to get on Amazon, buy a box, plug the wires in, route them throughout the house, yada yada. But I don't know what little details I should be on the lookout for. So I'm hoping y'all can help. I don't need anything fancy. I do edit video for a YouTube channel but I'm not sending 4K files to a rendering server or anything, so if not getting 10 Gigabit will save me some cash I prefer to just get something that will do the job and upgrade later if things come to that. Most of what we do is gaming on PC and consoles, and Netflix, YouTube, the normal stuff. I am going to be starting a small electronics and PC repair side hustle, so there will occasionally customers PCs on the network. I also want to be able to add additional Ethernet lines if I need to, so something bigger than 24 ports would be nice. Any help or pointing me in the right direction is much appreciated.
  11. Ah ha! Yes, that would do it.
  12. That would only work if the DVI end were Displayport.
  13. Like many people, I work from home. My work PC is at my desk next to my home PC and I have to switch my monitors between the two PCs. It's annoying. I do not want to invest in an expensive switcher or KVM switch. My monitors have both a DVI and VGA port on the back. My work PC is outputting Displayport to DVI. My home PC is HDMI to DVI and DVI to DVI. I would like to utilize the VGA port for my work PC so I can just change inputs. I bought adapters to do this, but that's when I discovered the difference between DVI-I, DVI-D, and DVI-A. The adapters did not work. I have looked all over the internet and all I can find is a way to hook a VGA output to a DVI input but not the other way around. Does anyone have a solution? If pictures of the cables and ports would help, I can provide those once I'm off the clock. Thanks!
  14. Awesome! That's probably what I'm gonna do then. Thanks!
  15. Sorry if this is info overload. I ran a report on all the specs and this is what it shows: Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7100 CPU @ 3.90GHz Manufacturer: Intel Speed: 3.9 GHz Number of Cores: 4 CPU ID: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Family: 06 Model: 9E Stepping: 9 Revision RAM: 8.0 GB Video Card Intel(R) HD Graphics 630 Manufacturer Chipset: Intel(R) HD Graphics 630 Dedicated Memory: 128 MB Total Memory: 5.0 GB Pixel Shader Version Vertex Shader Version Hardware T & L: Yes Vendor ID: 8086 Device: 5912 Plug and Play ID: VEN_8086&DEV_5912&SUBSYS_07631028&REV_04 Driver Version: Operating System: Windows 10 Service Pack: 0 Size: 64-bit Edition Version: 10.0.18362 Locale: 0409 BIOS: 1.3.4 Version Manufacturer: Dell Inc. Date