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    Is there a "Y" cord for a Netgear 6200   (1 Answer)

    I just received a network extender from Verizon. The directions tell me to attach the ethernet cable from the WAN port on the extender to the ethernet port on the Netgear 6200 modem. I only have one port and that goes to my computer. Can I purchase a "Y" cord to attach to the modem and hook up both the computer and the extender.

    By Paul October 3, 2014.

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      I'm assuming the network extender for Verizon is to increase you cell coverage at your location, thus the calls are going over VOIP. You don't use Y cables in networking. They reduce traffic speed and other problematic issues. All you need is the modem, WiFi router with at least 4-5 ports and if you need more ports, then that is what the switch is used for. Most modems now a days have the routers built into them. The switch is what controls the flow of web traffic to each device, the router assigns the IP addresses & manages the web traffic, and the modem connects you to the internet.

      By Computerjohn November 7, 2014.

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      more ethernet ports   (2 Answers)

      I have a router that allows for four (4) ethernet connections. I need five (5) or more. Any suggestions? Solutions? Something easier than buying a new and more expansive router?

      By erisajd December 23, 2013.

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        What I use is an FS 105 ethernet switch to add 5 more ports. It inexpensive and works great.

        By Thmpur January 24, 2014.

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