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Want another wired port for WRT54g

Last response: in Networking
August 4, 2012 6:30:31 PM

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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August 4, 2012 7:35:56 PM

just connect a 5 or 8 port switch to the router
August 4, 2012 8:12:14 PM

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

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August 4, 2012 8:18:32 PM

that's it, all it takes is a short network cable to connect the router and switch together
August 11, 2012 12:48:05 PM

Best answer selected by gmgj.