We have an orange Livebox, which for the last 5 years has had enough ethernet ports for our needs, and that we need to keep as our primary router as we use the second line option everyday. Orange want us to stop using the Livebox and start using a netgear router, however if we do then we won't be able to use our second line which is the primary reason for using orange in the first place. When i asked them how i could add extra ports to the livebox they told me I couldn't and if i want to add more wired devices i would have to use the netgear router which has 5 ports instead of the 2 on the livebox.
My idea is to add a 5 port switch like this one, so that i can then connect it to the livebox and the livebox will share it's internet connection with an xbox360 and an internet TV and a laptop in 3 different rooms. I don't want to use wireless as there is too much buffering envolved, and I already have ethernet cables run to the rooms already. At the moment we have to swap connections in and out of the back of the livebox whenever we want to use our devices. So my question is this really. I want all the devices to be able to use the wired internet connection from the livebox, will the switch allow me to do this or will i need some other hardware?
Edited by BarkiAl, 24 May 2012 - 08:14 AM.