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    Can this be used a a router   (11 Answers)

    Can this be used with a cable modem as a router in a wired home network?

    By KP June 25, 2014.

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      Yes. Use the Ethernet Out port on your modem and connect it to the middle port on the rear of the switch.

      By SteveB November 26, 2014.

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      What does this product do and why would you need it?   (5 Answers)

      By Kyle August 25, 2016.

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        The easiest way to think of it, would be to compare it to a surge protector. Not so much for the surge protection, but the fact that you plug it into one outlet, and now you have 6-8 available electrical outlets to use. The same with this switch - take an ethernet cable (cable you use for the internet) and plug it into the switch; you'll now have 4 extra connections to the internet available. Or however many ports are on the switch. So if it was a 5 port switch, that would mean one port would be used for the incoming internet traffic, and the remaining 4 would be empty and ready to connect a device to the internet.

        By Leosplosivo August 26, 2016.

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        Will This boost my internet and support it better than before?   (11 Answers)

        By NickD3 March 22, 2015.

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          The switch is a great product but it is not intended for and will not change the bandwidth or performance you are getting from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). I recommend you work directly with your ISP regarding any performance issues you might have (we did this and got over 50 feet of line from the road to our house replaced by our ISP after they came out and located the problem - the performance gain after the new cable went in was amazing and we didn't have to pay for the repair).

          By WoWGamer July 22, 2015.

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          Which port does the cable coming in the back of the switch box go in or does it matter ?   (5 Answers)

          By Pecos July 22, 2016.

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            Does not matter. Ports of today auto switch for crossover.

            By Jeffie July 23, 2016.

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            Can I plug my Cable Modem into this switch and then run it to my wireless router located upstairs?   (10 Answers)

            I'm using a Apple Time Capsule.

            By Hopeless November 1, 2015.

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              Should be able to, assuming you have an ethernet line that runs to the wireless router. This is a gigabit switch, so it should do the job and quickly.

              By Kennyd November 2, 2015.

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              This product comes with power adapter? I didn,t see in the section " what is included".   (11 Answers)

              By Pedro March 18, 2014.

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                Yes power adapter is includes

                By JandC July 25, 2014.

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                Is this switch compatible with Cat 6 cables? It says cat 5, I just don't know if that means cat 5 or higher or cat 5 only.   (10 Answers)

                By Evan June 27, 2016.

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                  Yes, Cat 6 cables will work in any Cat 5 switch. Cat 6 simply means more shielding around the inner cables.

                  By Kev1112005 July 2, 2016.

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                  Is it Fanless?   (11 Answers)

                  If it isn't fanless what is the db rating?

                  By Anonymous June 2, 2015.

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                    Yes, it is indeed fanless, it makes no noise whatsoever.

                    By ShadowSide August 5, 2015.

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                    Will this enable connecting multiple VOIP phones?   (11 Answers)

                    By Anonymous January 19, 2014.

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                      I use mine for Ooma, and multiple other connected devices (laptop, and other network connections). The switch doesn't care what you're connecting to it so as long as it works via an Ethernet or GigaBit Ethernet cable for connectivity it'll be fine.

                      By MThree February 4, 2015.

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                      What's the difference in this one and this one? NETGEAR - ProSAFE 5-Port Fast Ethernet Switch - Gray that ProSafe one doesn't say gigabit is that faster or a better speed?   (0 Answers)

                      By Rose4uKY August 19, 2017.

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