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Need to expand 8-port dsl router

By hofnet ·
Would I be better replacing the 8-port router with a 16-port router, adding a 2nd 8-port router, or adding a switch?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Need to expand 8-port dsl ...

It all depends on what you want to do. But the cheapest would be another switch down-line of the router as it would be going through the router it would have the same security as a 16 port router at a fraction of the price.

I've only really seen a setup like this used on different domains and even then it wasn't such a good idea as the Internet connection slowed to a crawl with all the machines on the different domains trying to access the Internet at the same time.

If Internet speed is a consideration another 8 port router would be the way to go provided you have a different point to connect to. It really depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

What is it that you want to do?

Col

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by ESTechnical In reply to Need to expand 8-port dsl ...

Just add a switch you will do fine at a fraction of the cost. Good Luck!

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by wlbowers In reply to Need to expand 8-port dsl ...

Add a switch.

By the way. You lose one port with the cross connect.

Lee

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