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7 connections but only 4 ports

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Anonymous
August 15, 2010 10:17:22 PM

Hello,
We are trying to figure out how to configure our system. We have two desktops with direct connections to a wireless router, one laptop that connects wirelessly and then hear comes the problems...the router sits upstairs and we want to hook up a Apple TV, blue ray player, blue ray TV, and network receiver but don't know how to do it. We bought a second wireless router that we tried to just hook up downstairs, but of course it is never that easy. We do have a wires connection from the upstairs router to the downstairs (so there is a line out), but can't figure out what we need to do to that router to get the other machines to work.

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Anonymous
August 15, 2010 10:28:15 PM

Assuming the router has wireless -- you could add wireless to the computers best in range. Otherwise add a switch -- will multiply the number of ports.
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August 15, 2010 11:40:24 PM

buy switch for downstairs. Plug in ethernet to any switchport on the switch. Run ethernet from switch to devices in basement.
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