Want another wired port for WRT54g

I have a DVR, HTPC, Vonage, and Desktop PC hard wired to the 4 ports of my wrt54G router.

One way I think works is what Cisco calls cascading a router and I found their instructions to do it. But a Cisco router will cost me. Is there another alternative to adding more ports using my WRT54g? The modem does not have any more ports.
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  1. Best answer
    just connect a 5 or 8 port switch to the router
  2. Thanks, networking is complicated.

    Found this on Amazon

    TRENDnet TE100-S5 5-Port Ethernet Switch (5 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 Ports) $14.34

    I am guessing I can just contect an out port from the WRT54G to port 1 on the Trednnet and then I can add other wired devices to the Trendnet.

    If I am wrong, reply, else have a large day.

    The short details.

    5 10/100Mbps Auto-Negotiation, Auto-MDIX Fast Ethernet RJ-45 ports
    Compliant with IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.3u standards
    Build a reliable Fast Ethernet network in minutes
    Auto-Negotiation optimizes networking speeds for all 5 ports
    IEEE 802.3x Flow Control support
    Provide 1K MAC address entries
    Compliant with Windows, Linux, and Mac Operating Systems.
    Store-and-Forward Switching method
    Non-blocking Architecture
    Diagnostic LEDs
    Easy Plug and Play installation
  3. that's it, all it takes is a short network cable to connect the router and switch together
  4. Best answer selected by gmgj.
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