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Posted on 2012-12-21
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I already have a home network set up in my home.
The internet from ISP connect to a modem, then the signal connect to the router and then I use a CAT 5 cable to connect to my PC.
I bought a Skype phone recently, and I want to install it in my room.

Should I buy a router, switch or hub in order to split the singal in my room, is it possible to do that? Will this make my network more complicated?

I also need to spilt my phone cable into two....any nice phone cable/port splitter?
Thanks!
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Tony Giangreco earned 334 total points
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You already have a router so all you ned to to plug the skype phone into the router. If you need additional ports, I'd add a 2nd small switch. Your network should not get more complicated, you are just adding anither device.

Note: Skype can take alot of bandwidth if oyu are using video, so be prepared for possible slow response time on your Pc's or broken/slow video on the phone depending on how much bandwidth you have from your internet provider.
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by:mawingho
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Which brand do u recommend?
Should I buy a router instead?
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If you need additional ports, a switch will do the job. You do not need an additional router for this purpose.
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by:Tony Giangreco
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It sounds like you already have a router. Bying a 2nd one is overkill. All you need is a small network switch if you are out of ports.

Something as simple as these will do
http://microcenter.com/product/239308/GS105_5-Port_10-100-1000_Gigabit_Ethernet_Switch

http://microcenter.com/product/261779/FS108_8-Port_10-100_Fast_Ethernet_Switch

http://microcenter.com/product/326271/FS105_5-Port_10-100_Fast_Ethernet_Switch

I do recommend a Gig switch, but 100 meg will also do in this case.
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