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I need more than the 2 ethernet ports that are onboard the new xfi advanced gateway. Is adding a fast switch the best route? Any recommendations? =Thanks!

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@dsaltz wrote:

I need more than the 2 ethernet ports that are onboard the new xfi advanced gateway. Is adding a fast switch the best route? Any recommendations? =Thanks!


I bought a Trendnet 8-port gigabit switch; works great.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/TRENDnet-TEG-S81g-8-Port-Gigabit-GREENnet-Switch-switch-8-ports/24727316

There are lots of other make and models.




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Re: ethernet ports

Thanks RobertWy. 

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can you attach two switches to an xb6?  any degradation?


@RobertWy wrote:

@dsaltz wrote:

I need more than the 2 ethernet ports that are onboard the new xfi advanced gateway. Is adding a fast switch the best route? Any recommendations? =Thanks!


I bought a Trendnet 8-port gigabit switch; works great.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/TRENDnet-TEG-S81g-8-Port-Gigabit-GREENnet-Switch-switch-8-ports/24727316

There are lots of other make and models.


 

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@jim5280 wrote:

can you attach two switches to an xb6?  any degradation?


@RobertWy wrote:

@dsaltz wrote:

I need more than the 2 ethernet ports that are onboard the new xfi advanced gateway. Is adding a fast switch the best route? Any recommendations? =Thanks!


I bought a Trendnet 8-port gigabit switch; works great.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/TRENDnet-TEG-S81g-8-Port-Gigabit-GREENnet-Switch-switch-8-ports/24727316

There are lots of other make and models.


 


I only have one instance of that; I ran an ethernet cable from my computer room to my den and connected it to a 4-port gigabit switch for my TV, DVD player and a/v receiver.  I am not one to comment on this other to say that if you use multiple gigabit switches, there should not be any degredation.




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I found more info that cleared up a question I had:

 

View information about the Gateway's Ethernet Ports.  

The Gateway has 2 Gigabit (GbE) Ethernet Ports. When a device is connected to the Gateway with an Ethernet cable, you'll see an Active status for that port.

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Re: ethernet ports

Have a similar question.  Received the new xFi Advanced Gateway modem, but sadly only 2 ethernet ports. Do I buy an ethernet hub or a network switcc (what's the difference)?  Any recommendations of a product I should purchase via Amazon?

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@brice60 wrote:

Have a similar question.  Received the new xFi Advanced Gateway modem, but sadly only 2 ethernet ports. Do I buy an ethernet hub or a network switcc (what's the difference)?  Any recommendations of a product I should purchase via Amazon?


I purchased the Trendnet 8-port gigabit switch.  Works great and I'm ready for gigabit service if it ever becomes standard.

https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-GREENnet-Switching-Capacity-TEG-S82G/dp/B00C2H0YFU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF...




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