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Adding a 2nd Non-Managed Network Switch downstream

I need to add 3 or 4 Ethernet Ports to a distant room (40 ft from the rest of the network gear)

I have this network setup:

Cable Modem (Spectrum/Arris)


 Router (Google Mesh)


TP-Link TP-SG108 Switch #1

  |     |     |     |     |     |     |

  |       <Six Ethernet Cables going to various PC/Mac's>


  |   NOW I want to add 3 or 4 Ethernet connections to a Room

  |       further away (40 ft).


In terms of Bandwiidth/Speed, what's the best option or the tradeoffs between:

#1 Adding another TP-Link TP-SG108 Switch downstream, connected to the first Switch?

#2 Replace the Switch with a 16-Port model and run 3 or 4 long Ethernet cables 40 ft?

#3 Add an additional Mesh Access Point connected thru WiFI 40 ft away and connect the Ethernet cables to that? 

#4 Other Options?


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8/22/2022 - Mon

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Don Johnston

You don’t say what your ISP is providing for internet speed.  If its a couple 100mbp/s or less, then then uplink between switches won’t be your bottleneck.

most likely you’ll be fine with a second switch downstream.

Don Johnston raises a good point.  I was assuming you cared about local bandwidth.  If all you care about is internet bandwidth, what the ISP provides is an important consideration.  In any case, I think I'd still prefer the single switch replacement.


Thanks! Good info. Amd yes you are correct, it's TL (not TP!)
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