Some Basic LAN Questions
Posted on 2010-01-02
I have a router in my bedroom with 4 ports. I want to run LAN cables to every room in the house. There is only 1 free port to branch out to the rest of the house. What's the best way to do this? Should I run one cable to the nearest room and add a LAN hub, then branch out from there? My limited understanding of the mechanics of Ethernet communication makes me think that should work. Alternatively, I have another router that's set up as a switch with free ports that's halfway to the other rooms. Should I use it as a LAN hub instead? Would that work? Anything I should watch our for in this setup? The distance to cover to the farthest machine is about 25 meters from the DHCP router or 10 from the switch.