Setting up a router with a wireless network switch

  HighTower 19:25 20 Nov 2006

Hi folks,

I have a Zoom router which I connect via CAT5 to a Netgear switch, this is so I can have 4 network ports rather than just the 1 that the Zoom has.

Can I therefore connect the Zoom router via CAT5 to a new wireless network switch (which also has CAT5 ports) and enjoy wireless connections with my laptop but also keep the current wired connections?

If so, anyone recommend such a device?

  Ashrich 21:44 20 Nov 2006

Connecting a 4 port wireless router would be easy , what sort of area are you needing to cover , although a Mimo type router would be the better option for price/performance , if you want ADSL / Broadband coverage for all PC's as well and you are connected through BT or an ordinary phone line , then you might as well buy an ADSL modem router . All hardware of this type have their pros and cons and although I use and prefer Trendnet kit ( almost identical to ZyXel and D-Link , I would do a bit of homework and look for stuff using Atheros chipsets , but maybe not Netgear !


  Strawballs 22:17 20 Nov 2006

click here Looking at the price of the wireless access point it would be almost as cheap to buy a wireless router or modem/router depending what ISP you have.

  HighTower 07:52 13 Dec 2006

Cheers guys, picked up a D-Link wireless router and all works fine.

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