If I get a network switcher I can hook up to 5 devices to the switch which then connects to one port of the router??
I currently have a Linksys WRT54G that has 4 ethernet ports and of course wireless capability.
Right now, I have 3 computers and 1 printer hooked up via ethernet cable to the router. My laptop uses the wireless capability. So all ports are used.
I am buying an external hardrive to be shared by all the computers and it will be hooked up to the router via ethernet so I am going to be short 1 port on the router.
Do I need a router with extra ports, or can I somehow combine the new external hard drive's ethernet cable with one of the existing computer's so they share a router port?
If I need a new router with extra ports, can you kindly recommend one for me? All I've come across are 4 port routers.