Question about a home network using a Linksys WRT54GS2

By magaman598 ยท 4 replies
Oct 28, 2013
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  1. If I'm able to, how would I go about running a network hub from an existing port on the router?

    I.E. Modem->Router->PCs/Hub->TV/PC

    In theory I'm trying to run a wired connection to my room and have the ability to have my PC/TV and any other devices connected to the network physically, my wireless strength isn't exactly good and it's very inconsistent at best when it comes to my internet speeds makes it a bit harder to watch Netflix/Play games.

    Any insight would be wonderful!
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Modem > Router >

    Then use a LAN port on the router to connect to a LAN port on the hub.
  3. TheHawk

    TheHawk TS Enthusiast Posts: 33   +9

    Hey magaman598. I don't know how many devices you want to " wire" into your network, but I would use a switch, not a hub. The video should provide some clarity.

  4. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 188

    I have both a switch and a hub, thanks for the video response Hawk! It helped tremendously between the decision of using the hub vs. switch.

    I currently have 6 computers and TV on the network, mixture of Wired/Wireless. 2 of them are wired, and hopefully the TV and my PC will be wired soon, making 4 devices.

    I do indeed like the thought of using the switch more, is there any type of settings I need to be concerned with when it comes to my router?
  5. TheHawk

    TheHawk TS Enthusiast Posts: 33   +9

    I would set the router up for WPA2 encryption and set the router to limit the amount of ip addresses the system uses.

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