Airport Express: How to add ports

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blackberrypilot, May 1, 2010.

  1. blackberrypilot macrumors 6502

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    I purchased an Airport Express the other night because I've been having so many issues with my last router, Linksys.

    The problem with the Airport is the lack of ports, just three.

    I'm a newbie, but I've heard I could add a small switch to add more ports. I really only need one extra port for a total of four.

    What is a good switch to use for my purpose and how do I wire it to my existing Airport and cable modem?

    Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Just buy any 4 port network switch with Gigabit Ethernet ports. Connect it via a short Cat5+ or Cat6 cable to the AEBS and there you go.
     
  3. blackberrypilot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That sounds easy. Would I need an additional firewall?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    No.
     

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