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New router, or just a network switch


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omniviz

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With the purchase of the xbox this Christmas, I am now in need of additional ports for network access. I currently have a Linksys BEFSR41 ver 2 router that is about two years old. My question is:

Do I just buy a network switch and uplink from the router to it, or are there significant enough enhancements (esp security) to the newer routers that I should get a new Linksys router and just turn off the dhcp on the current one and use it as a switch? . . . or should I buy a new 8 port router?
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You could buy a new 8 port router if you want, it would most likely be the best choice, yet maybe the most expensive. I would probably buy a switch and connect what you need to to that and then plug it into the router. I don't know what the advancements would be if you were to buy a newer router compared to your 2 year old one. I'm sure there's security advancements and more features, but for basic use I couldn't say if it would be worth it. If your current router's firewall is good for you now then a newer one might not be worth the extra money. Hope this helps out a little.

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