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I've Been Around
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Only two Ethernet outlets on router

I recently switched to Rogers ignite and now have my new modem/router up and running.
My problem is that I have 3 devices ( Sonos, cloud hard drive, Phillips hue) that all require a wired Ethernet connection.
Can I plug something in to modem to split the Ethernet? What do you recommend for this?

 

 

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Re: Only two Ethernet outlets on router

@Jkquinn you can use an unmanaged gigabit switch such as the switches that are shown here:

 

https://www.canadacomputers.com/search/results_details.php?language=en&keywords=gigabit+switch

 

If you weren't going to add anything else, you could use a 4 or 5 port switch.  If you think that you might be adding more devices down the road, then perhaps an 8 port switch would be a better choice, giving you a few more ports for network expansion. 



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I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Only two Ethernet outlets on router

I would have thought the tech would have left a switch for you if you already had stuff wired. At least that's what they did for me.
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Re: Only two Ethernet outlets on router

FYI - We used PowerLine technology to overcome the same limitation.  It works well for our wired ethernet needs over three floors (of course read all instructions and limitations).

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/d-link-d-link-powerline-av500-mini-adapter-starter-kit-dhp-309a...