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Need help with networking.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm in need of some help to create a solid network for my two computers. Currently I have 1 operational computer connected to my router downstairs via the world's longest ethernet cable to my room. It is just simply too much hassle to run a second cable to my second pc that is being built now as I put the first cable being the wall.

My theory is that if I purchased a second router and connected it to the primary router via the already existing cable then run the 2 computers via ethernet cable to the second router. And have my PS4, Apple TV, etc all connected via wifi to the primary router as they are currently.

Would this even work?

Would I suffer from a weaker/slower connection by using what in effect is an extender.

Any better ideas for a possible solution?

Thanks

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I'm in need of some help to create a solid network for my two computers. Currently I have 1 operational computer connected to my router downstairs via the world's longest ethernet cable to my room. It is just simply too much hassle to run a second cable to my second pc that is being built now as I put the first cable being the wall.

My theory is that if I purchased a second router and connected it to the primary router via the already existing cable then run the 2 computers via ethernet cable to the second router. And have my PS4, Apple TV, etc all connected via wifi to the primary router as they are currently.

Would this even work?

Would I suffer from a weaker/slower connection by using what in effect is an extender.

Any better ideas for a possible solution?

Thanks

 

Hello,

 

What your looking for is a switch, a small 4 - 8 port switch. Can find them cheapo enough on amazon.

 

Hope this helps

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for a quick response! Would that allow the two computers to be networked and connected to the Internet at the same time?

Do you recommend any particular one or will any do the job?

I have 120mb fibre optic if that makes a difference.

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Thanks for a quick response! Would that allow the two computers to be networked and connected to the Internet at the same time?

Do you recommend any particular one or will any do the job?

I have 120mb fibre optic if that makes a difference.

Qoute people so they get a notification you answered.

As for 5 and 8 port swiitches, I have this one:

http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-Gigabit-Unmanaged-Desktop-DGS-105/dp/B000BC7QMM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1423312572&sr=8-2&keywords=d-link+switch

And my brother has this one (through which I am connected):

http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-Gigabit-Unmanaged-Desktop-DGS-108/dp/B000BCC0LO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1423312572&sr=8-3&keywords=d-link+switch

 

My internet speeds are not lower than not being connected through my switch, it doesn't make noise or whatever..

Decent little switch (although I got it for lower, look around a bit on the internet)

 

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Thanks for a quick response! Would that allow the two computers to be networked and connected to the Internet at the same time?

Do you recommend any particular one or will any do the job?

I have 120mb fibre optic if that makes a difference.

this http://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-GS208-100UKS-Gigabit-Ethernet-Switch/dp/B00AFVB41S/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1423312645&sr=8-7&keywords=gigabit+switch

 

or this http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-SG1005D-Gigabit-Unmanaged-Desktop/dp/B000N99BBC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423312645&sr=8-1&keywords=gigabit+switch

 

is ok. dont buy and 100mbs ones as you wont get your full internet speed.  Yes it allows both PCs to connect to the internet at the same time.

 

So you connect your router to the switch and your PCs to the switch

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All you need to get is a switch plug your long Ethernet cable in and then plug everything else into the switch and it should all work perfectly. I have two of these switches 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-SG1005D-Gigabit-Unmanaged-Desktop/dp/B000N99BBC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1423323318&sr=8-2&keywords=tp+link+switchh

 

and they are both working perfectly with all the ports in use.

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