Connect a switch to a router with built in switch?
Posted on 2004-09-15
I have a netgear RP614 router which has a built in 4 port switch.
One switch port is connected to an ethernet cable (CAT5e) which goes to a remote room, where several pc's will be located. I would like to hook this cable up to a gigabit switch located in this remote room - then hooking those pc's up to the gigabit switch in the same room.
Now remembering networking theory from long time ago, as far as I know I can hook up a switch to a router and a hub to a switch. So my guess is that I can't hook up this gigabit switch (as it would connect to the routers build in 4 port switch)? Is this right? I would like to have gigabit speed in this remote room - however there are no gigabit hubs available? Would a gigabit switch work anyway when hooked up to the router with build in switch? if so why?
I want to have this answered before I spend money to buy the gigabit switch (probably a Netgear GS608 8 port Gigabit Switch).