|Jun 27, 2010, 01:25 PM||#1|
Chaining together routers?
I'm looking to get 12 or 13 machines all on one LAN. Unfortunately, it appears that 12+ port networking devices cost $$$$. Would it work if I were to take a 4 port router and plug another 4 port router into one of the ports, then another 4 port router into that one, and then another, to give me a total of 13 ports (considering the ports taken up by connecting the four routers)? I don't think routers work like that... please tell me I'm wrong. What should I do to overcome my networking dilemma?
|Jun 27, 2010, 01:37 PM||#2|
This is what they make switches for:
You can bridge routers, but it is pretty pointless in most cases. As in yours, where it would require 4 routers.
|Jun 27, 2010, 11:38 PM||#4|
my linksys/cisco layer 3, 8 port switch has been great to me! some people have something against them but me like.
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