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Booster kit - Router does not have anough ethernet ports for booster ethernet

HI - I have ordered a booster kits due to blackspots around the house.  It has arrived but needs to connect to router via ethernet - I have no available ports in router as i work from home and am connected direct to router via work equipment

 

How can i connect booster to router?  

 

Thanks 

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Re: Booster kit - Router does not have anough ethernet ports for booster ethernet

Get an unmanaged 1GB port network switch with the number of ports you need - 5-8 port ones are <£20 from the usual online places.  Plug it into the Hub with a short (Cat6) ethernet cable and then connect extra devices to it.


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You could try a switch and get your own wireless router with 1Gb ports use the hub in modem mode.

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Thank - I am not at all technical and have no man at home to assist - Is a netgear gs308 with 8 ports ok?

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Yes an excellent choice - no man could have chosen more wisely 🙂

Remember you will also need an ethernet cable of the right length to connect it to the Hub from where you put the switch and have it plugged in. Get a Cat6 one as they have better "shielding"


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Thanks - What length

 

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Re: Booster kit - Router does not have anough ethernet ports for booster ethernet


@Elmogood wrote:

Thanks - What length


Long enough to reach the Switch at the place that you want to position it, not forgetting the Switch also needs mains power.

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