Switch for more ports

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I need more ports - Asus router has 4 and i need more. I am a newbie - can I use a switch (say 6 or 8 port) one? What is the max number of ports on a switch can I have?

Lastly, what switch is best to go for? I was thinking about unmanaged ones.


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Keep in mind that one of the switch's Ethernet ports will be used for the uplink from the router and you will have to use one of the Ethernet ports on your router to feed the switch. Therefore if you are currently using all the Ethernet ports on your router, an 8 Port switch only nets you six additional ports. Given the small difference in cost between a 5 Port and 8 Port switch I would go with the larger 8 Port switch.

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