Newbie here in networking as I am setting up my first home network.
Just a question.. my DSL provider provides me a unit of modem/router in one box and call it combo.
Now, what I am doing is just to connect this modem/router into a switch and connect all my pc's
at home with this switch. All of my PC's is able to connect to the internet with this setup.
DSL Modem/Router ---> D Link Switch ---> PC(s)
But I just have some question with this setup:
1. Do I still need to purchase a separate router for this such that I am able to follow this setup
DSL Modem/Router ---> External 4 Port Router ---> D Link Switch ---> PC(s)
2. What are the disadvantages with my current approach? ANd what are the advantages if I add an external router?