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briahoe

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If I have a 4 port wireless router can I use a Xover cable to plug a new 8 port switch into the router? I need more ports but want them to stay all on the same network for a small home office. Thanks
2 laptops wireless connection 1 desktop 1 nas and printer are what is currently on the home network. Running XP on desktop vista and Windows 7 on the laptops.
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If I have a 4 port wireless router can I use a Xover cable to plug a new 8 port switch into the router? I need more ports but want them to stay all on the same network for a small home office. Thanks
2 laptops wireless connection 1 desktop 1 nas and printer are what is currently on the home network. Running XP on desktop vista and Windows 7 on the laptops.


As no one else has answered this I will tell you my thoughts. I work in the LAN cabling / Networking market, my role is Sales / Business Development / Commercial its not a technical role so I would double check with some one else more technical the information I`m giving you.

4 port router + 8 port Switch = I don`t see a problem with this, the router should act as a DHCP server issuing ip addresses to everyone on the network and every device, the only thing I would question is the cross over cable your using, surely this should be a straight through patch lead not a X over (I could be wrong !)

I think the problems are going to come trying to get 3 different operating systems to all talk on one LAN : )


Good luck with it please update your progress I would be interested to know if it works
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