Looking to add a switch to my home network to add ethernet ports. My ISP modem/router has 4 ports but I need more. I'm looking to add a switch but some of the info I've picked up online says that every device in the network must be plugged into it. Kind of defeats the purpose of adding 8 ports if I have to leave two unused on the modem/router. What I was hoping I could do was to leave my daughter's computer and our bedroom Roku plugged into the modem/router. the Cat 6 cable from my computer (25 feet from m/r) would get plugged into port 1 of the switch, then I could get a short cat 6 cable to plug my computer into the switch along with running a cat 6 cable to the living room Roku. I'd still have plenty of extra ports for future use. The switch I'm considering buying:
TP-Link TL-SG1008D 8-Port Unmanaged Gigabit Network Switch
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Edited by jfruch1, 07 August 2018 - 07:43 AM.