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  • DSL Modem
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December 10, 2013 5:44:57 PM

Hello

I have alot of ethernet ports throughout my house. I know where they all meet. I have a DSL modem from my ISP which is connected to a dsl filter/splitter thing in this picture


There is nothing else connecting to the modem since we use wifi.


This is my question what do I need to do in order to enable all the ethernet ports in my house? Do I need any other hardware or can I just connect these cables straight to the modem?

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December 10, 2013 5:47:22 PM

From the DSL modem:

modem -> router -> switch -> devices
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December 10, 2013 5:58:54 PM

USAFRet said:
From the DSL modem:

modem -> router -> switch -> devices


My modem has 4 ethernet ports and one phone line port that is connect to the dsl filter. How would i connect the modem to the router to the switch? Would it be ethernet cable from modem to router than another cable from router to switch? then all the cables to the switch?
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December 10, 2013 6:02:37 PM

MetoD said:
USAFRet said:
From the DSL modem:

modem -> router -> switch -> devices


My modem has 4 ethernet ports and one phone line port that is connect to the dsl filter. How would i connect the modem to the router to the switch? Would it be ethernet cable from modem to router than another cable from router to switch? then all the cables to the switch?


OK...if the modem also has 4 ethernet ports, then it is also a router. No extra router needed or wanted.
If you have the central place where all the wires terminate...a switch there. One cable from that switch to one of the ethernet ports on the modem/router
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December 10, 2013 6:07:22 PM

USAFRet said:
MetoD said:
USAFRet said:
From the DSL modem:

modem -> router -> switch -> devices


My modem has 4 ethernet ports and one phone line port that is connect to the dsl filter. How would i connect the modem to the router to the switch? Would it be ethernet cable from modem to router than another cable from router to switch? then all the cables to the switch?


OK...if the modem also has 4 ethernet ports, then it is also a router. No extra router needed or wanted.
If you have the central place where all the wires terminate...a switch there. One cable from that switch to one of the ethernet ports on the modem/router


Ok I get so all I need is a switch, so all my cables connect to the switch and one extra cable(im assuming its a crossover cable) connects the router/modem to the switch.

Thanks for your help, means alot!
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December 10, 2013 6:13:56 PM

MetoD said:
USAFRet said:
MetoD said:
USAFRet said:
From the DSL modem:

modem -> router -> switch -> devices


My modem has 4 ethernet ports and one phone line port that is connect to the dsl filter. How would i connect the modem to the router to the switch? Would it be ethernet cable from modem to router than another cable from router to switch? then all the cables to the switch?


OK...if the modem also has 4 ethernet ports, then it is also a router. No extra router needed or wanted.
If you have the central place where all the wires terminate...a switch there. One cable from that switch to one of the ethernet ports on the modem/router


Ok I get so all I need is a switch, so all my cables connect to the switch and one extra cable(im assuming its a crossover cable) connects the router/modem to the switch.

Thanks for your help, means alot!


Yes, that should almost certainly work. A prelim test would be just to plug a laptop directly into one of the ethernet ports. If you can get online with that, then the switch concept will work.
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