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Need to connect 2 switches to 1 router

by dj1aj3 / November 9, 2009 6:37 AM PST

I need to expand the ports on my main router to connect various Blu-ray, gaming, cable, and computer devices in two separate rooms. I plan to purchase 2 8-port switches, connect my devices to Switch #1 then to the main router in ROOM A. Then connect my devices to Switch #2 in ROOM B.

Whats is the best (and most cost effective) way to connect Switch #2 in ROOM B to main router (in ROOM A) (wireless method preferred). Also what products do you prefer. Thanks

- DJ

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Don't think you can wireless . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 11, 2009 6:34 AM PST

Switches are wired only.

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not entirly wireless
by dj1aj3 / November 11, 2009 6:51 AM PST

I understand switches are wired...I just need to know the best way to connect SWITCH 2 in ROOM B to the router in ROOM A...I know using a plug in adapter may be one (wireless) method. I say wireless because it beats running a cable from ROOM B to ROOM A to connect the switch to the router. With the above method the two plug adapters plug into a electrical wall socket and talk to each other, the router is plugged into one and SWITCH 2 is plugged into the other...This may not be the BEST method though...any thoughts?

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Powerline Adapters?
by Coryphaeus / November 12, 2009 11:56 PM PST
In reply to: not entirly wireless

I've not used one but they appear to work and may be what you need. Do a Google on them.

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