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8-Port Netgear ProSAFE GS108E Gigabit Web Managed (Plus) Switch for $19.99 AR, ASRock G10 AC2600 Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Gaming Router for $139.99 AR & More @ Newegg.com

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I'm building a new home and ran Ethernet to pretty much each room and tv area. There are 7 total energy connections that I will have hooked up. Would the 5 Port switch be fine where I could use what is available on the back of the router first, or world it work better to just go with the 8 port switch?
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I'm building a new home and ran Ethernet to pretty much each room and tv area. There are 7 total energy connections that I will have hooked up. Would the 5 Port switch be fine where I could use what is available on the back of the router first, or world it work better to just go with the 8 port switch?
The five port switch in this deal is only 10/100, so I would definitely recommend the eight port Gigabit switch over that one.
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Didn't look that far into it to notice the speeds yet so thanks. Is it as simple as just plugging it in our does it have to be set up? Never used a switch before.
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Quote from VTorre View Post :
The five port switch in this deal is only 10/100, so I would definitely recommend the eight port Gigabit switch over that one.
Quote from Cyberdan3 View Post :
I'm building a new home and ran Ethernet to pretty much each room and tv area. There are 7 total energy connections that I will have hooked up. Would the 5 Port switch be fine where I could use what is available on the back of the router first, or world it work better to just go with the 8 port switch?

Based on what you are describing, I would still get this 5 port switch. If you are running ethernet to each room, I am guessing that some rooms will only have a TV connected and possibly some other media device. You are going to want to a switch in each room to multiply that room's ethernet and this 10/100 is a nice inexpensive switch for the room that just has a TV and possibly a DVD or Roku, etc connected. A 100MB is all they are ever going to use anyways. Get the gig switches for the rooms that will use more data.
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Ok....so perhaps somebody can help to clarify the rebate. Is it a limit of 1..per model?...Or I can only get a rebate on one switch, regardless of if they are different models?
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Didn't look that far into it to notice the speeds yet so thanks. Is it as simple as just plugging it in our does it have to be set up? Never used a switch before.
It's been a while since I've used a managed switch, but if you're not looking to use any of its advanced features (and just use it as a regular, unmanaged switch), I believe you can just plug it in and go :-) . I'd recommend changing the password on it, though, to prevent anyone else from changing its settings.
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I am in the market for a new router to replace my aging Linksys E3000.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro..._-09152016

for $139.99 after $10 MIR and includes a travel router too (I may get some use out of that).

This has been posted before, but is back now. should I resurrect the old threads? They are from March.

shipping is free.
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how does this router compare to the Nighthawk X4S posted here, or the Asus here. Both at $200. note that the Talon at $290 is out of my budget.
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I'm building a new home and ran Ethernet to pretty much each room and tv area. There are 7 total energy connections that I will have hooked up. Would the 5 Port switch be fine where I could use what is available on the back of the router first, or world it work better to just go with the 8 port switch?
Go with the 8port its 10/100/1000 speeds better option. Just for proper cabling have one cable go from the router to the switch and everything else into the switch. Its the best way to do it. Having separate cables go into the router creates different routing tables and can become messy if your an advance user, to keep things nice and simple do it the way I recommend.
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If anyone have an old router lying around even if a B router, then that should be as good as or better than the 5 port. So I think the 5 port should be out of consideration even with a 3.99 final price tag. I am on the fence for the 8 port...newegg reviews are not that great though Amazon reviews for the same thing appear to be much better.
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My company is providing me with internet. I have a cox modem and want to create a personal network before it plugs into my work computer. Would i go

modem -> switch -> router(personal wifi)
. switch -> work computer
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Quote from lottathought View Post :
Ok....so perhaps somebody can help to clarify the rebate. Is it a limit of 1..per model?...Or I can only get a rebate on one switch, regardless of if they are different models?
I also was trying to figure this out. Anyone??
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Quote from fatafut23 View Post :
My company is providing me with internet. I have a cox modem and want to create a personal network before it plugs into my work computer. Would i go

modem -> switch -> router(personal wifi)
. switch -> work computer


You would go.....Modem > Router > Switch..

Without going too deep, a switch is a layer 2 device and a router is a layer 3 device.
Layer 3 involves an IP. IP's are what you route over the internet with.
Switches, being layer 2, use the device's MAC address instead of IP's. This means that switches are excellent devices for routing in a LAN with a limited number of devices.
They are cheaper and usually faster than routers. They multiply the number of Ethernet ports for wired devices to connect into. They can not route, by themselves over the internet however. You can actually connect all of your devices together in a LAN without a single router. You just can not get out to the internet without one. It is quite common to use only switches in a LAN and only install a single router for all of the devices to get out to the internet. This is why the router needs to be what is connected to the modem........so it can route over the internet via layer 3.
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Why not Modem > Router > Router ?
You will have 2 wireless Routers.
You can plug Ethernet cable to both Routers.
You will have total 8 LAN ports.

If you do Modem > Router > Switch
You only have 1 wireless Router.

Now a day, more wireless devices.
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