I'm doing my research now on home networks and how to build, but I'd like to tap into the MR network gurus resource too. Currently, I have a Surfboard SB6121 cable modem and Asus TM-AC1900 wireless router. I have not yet purchased a network switch. DETAILED VERSION: Due to the heavy construction of my old 3 story building, wireless and wired networking has been a bit of a challenge. The PoE is basically in one corner of the house, and due to construction/layout restrictions, cannot easily be relocated. Running CAT6 to the locations around the house would, surprisingly, be not too difficult and of course would give me the speed/security/stability benefits welcome at various computer desk setups around the building. Of course, WiFi would still be necessary for guests and personal wireless devices, but I'm limited at the location for the wireless router. If I put it exactly in the center of the house (which is possible), I can get a decent signal everywhere. If I put it at the PoE, I definitely cannot get a decent signal everywhere - or almost anywhere, really. My PoE and switch/cabling hub would need to be in a specific location which would not be ideal for a wireless router. In my preliminary research (and yes I know I need to learn a lot more - the "For Dummies" book is on order) it seems that a wireless router cannot go after a switch. I assume that is not entirely true, but probably a general statement for us mere civilians. I'd much prefer not to go the "wifi repeater" route for a few reasons, so let's take that off the table. The question therefore is: SIMPLE VERSION: Can I run a wireless router after a switch, e.g., modem---> switch---> wireless router, and how so?