Is it possible to expand network and which way?

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I am going to expand my network.

I have connected 5 PCs through a router.

I want to connect another 5 PCs but I don't have a switch.

I have DSL modem.

Is it possible that my DSL modem work as a switch?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #128351

Is it possible to expand network and which way?

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typically you can't use your DSL Modem to work as a switch, because DSL modem (Modulator / Demodulator)only translates analog signal into digital signal.

BUT, some latest DSL modems like this one

it has ADSL support and 4 ports switch.

from your router, you must utilized 1 Switch port to bridge the connection to your DSL Modem Switch port using Crossover patch cord.

Internet <=> Router WAN Port <=> PC1-3 on switch port 1-3 <=> switch port 4 <=> crossover patch cord<=>ADSL Switch port 1 <=>PC4-6 on switch port 2-3.

Answered By 0 points N/A #128353

Is it possible to expand network and which way?

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You only have two options to expand your network.

Solution 1:

Replace your LAN cards with a wireless one so but make sure that your router supports wireless connection. But this is pretty slow unless you have a high end router.

Solution 2:

Buy a new switch or hub but I suggest the you buy a 24 port switch or hub to connect each PC but I suggest this many kinds of port to make sure that if you expand your network you have many ports for it. But if the location is far then just buy 8 ports.

This solutions is quite expensive but if you really want to have an expanded network, money really is needed and you must be prepared to invest on this situations.

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