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Does What A Switch Should Do
on October 14, 2012
First, and I'm sure most of you know this, please do not think this is a router. It isn't. You will need a router to connect multiple devices to your broadband. This is a Switch and its job is simply to add extra ports to your existing router. (Also, do not buy a second router to connect to your first router. It will much things up causing IP conflicts etc.)
I have five devices I wanted to hard wire to my router. But my router was 4 port. Enter this switch. Now it came barebones. The switch and the AC adapter. Being refurbished it had a little scuffing on the top. No instructions or cables included, si if you don;t have spares you will need to get CAT5 ethernet cables - one to connect to your router and one for each additional device you want to plug in. The online PDF (just search for "Cisco SE5100 setup" on the internet show you just connect port 1 of the switch to port 1 of the router. Plug in the AC and you are good to go. No configuration to run.
Now I have all 5 devices hard wired and 3 spare ports for future additions.