What to use when already in a home network?

ToddeSwe

Senior Member
#1
Hi!

I want to connect my TV, Media Player and XBox to my routed network.

I have ONE connection to use in my livingroom where all this gadgets are and i'm now wondering what to use, a Switch or one more router?
My network knowledge is very poor as you can tell by the question. :)

Thanks in advanced:

ToddeSwe
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#2
a switch is pretty much plug and go, if you use a second router you'll need to set it up as a bridge, the only advantage of using a router would be ability to use bridge via wireless to save having wires...but in the same instance, wireless is worse in just about every aspect than a hard wire connection. Personally would go with a switch.
 


ToddeSwe

Senior Member
#3
a switch is pretty much plug and go, if you use a second router you'll need to set it up as a bridge, the only advantage of using a router would be ability to use bridge via wireless to save having wires...but in the same instance, wireless is worse in just about every aspect than a hard wire connection. Personally would go with a switch.
Hi and thanks! I did buy a Level One Switch, hope it will do the job well. :)

ToddeSwe
 


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