Need new router or just hub/switch? Tags: Routers LAN Devices Networking Last response: April 10, 2010 9:11 PM in Networking Share brianosaur April 10, 2010 1:37:29 PM I currently am using a home network router with 4 LAN ports. They are all full. I would like to add at least 1 more device on the network with the possibility of another in the future. Currently on my network I have the following utilizing the four lan ports: 1. PC #1 2. PC #2 3. Xbox Live on kids basement tv 4. Internet video device (Netflix, Youtube ect) on living room tv I would like to add another internet video device on a bedroom tv. I thought I would jsut get a new router with 8 Lan ports but saw most were quite expensive. Can I use an inexpensive hub along with my existing router? The current #4 internet video device would more then likely not be in use at the same time as the new bedroom iv device. Also I am considering the possibility of a third pc/laptop connection in the future. Thanks More about : router hub switch | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Anonymous April 10, 2010 9:11:56 PM Just get a network switch. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Networking>Need new router or just hub/switch?> Related ressources: Forum3com nj100 vs 5 port hub/switch ForumStatic ip/ router settings ForumCovad Netopia 4622 T1 Router ForumConnecting hub/switch to router without an uplink port? ForumNetwork gear for new home build ForumPlugging a Wireless AP into a Wired Router ? ForumUSR8054 wireless router ForumQuestion about running a router off another router on a ho.. ForumRouter with structured cabling Forumnetgear router and buffalo access point? ForumNew at this ForumEthernet hub/switch powered from PoE ForumHow to connect NAS directly to my PCs Ethernet port without Router ForumNeed help with a home network ForumMigrating files to a new PC ForumI think that my home is wired for internet ForumLooking for opinions, need 8 wired LANs in one room ForumHow to setup a 1GB Gigabyte Network Forum[Solved] Does anyone make an 8 ethernet port (with wireless) DSL modem/router? ForumGot a new router, but not getting the speed i should More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !