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Adding a port to 3801HGV Gateway?

By fakie99
Oct 10, 2012
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  1. This is probably a dumb question, but is there any way to add a port (there are currently 4) to my ATT gateway? I just got a verizon network extender and it, too, needs a place to be plugged in and I am out of ports. Do I need a new gateway?

    Thank you ,

    jim
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,958   +587

    NO.
    you can use a HUB or a SWITCH - - the latter is a better choice. neither use an IP address.
    wiring is like
    Code:
    (uplink.wan.port)existing.router(one.lan.port)----(any.port)new.switch(3 more ports)
    If you need to add WiFi, then use the same wiring as show, but get a WiFi router. Come back here and
    we will help you config that choice.
     
  3. fakie99

    fakie99 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    OK thanks so much for your suggestion - I'm on it.

    Jim
     

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