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No you still need a router. A switch allows you to extend coverage to additional wired devices. I have a router and three switches because the router only has 5 ports. I connect the switches to the router and now I have 18 ports in different parts of the building I am in.
By Doug Cameron on December 29, 2012
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By Lyle E Pfeffinger on June 24, 2014
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Most modems (Cable, ADSL) will support 1 router connection. The router or firewall needs to connect first to the modem, then the switch can follow the router and provide connections to the LAN users. Some routers allow for more than 1 subnet. 2 subnets are required if a 2nd router is connected. If only more LAN ports a… see more Most modems (Cable, ADSL) will support 1 router connection. The router or firewall needs to connect first to the modem, then the switch can follow the router and provide connections to the LAN users. Some routers allow for more than 1 subnet. 2 subnets are required if a 2nd router is connected. If only more LAN ports are required, then switches can be cascaded or a second router with NAT disabled. Check books or guidance on networking to understand how this works more completely. see less Most modems (Cable, ADSL) will support 1 router connection. The router or firewall needs to connect first to the modem, then the switch can follow the router and provide connections to the LAN users. Some routers allow for more than 1 subnet. 2 subnets are required if a 2nd router is connected. If only more LAN ports are required, then switches can be cascaded or a second router with NAT disabled. Check books or guidance on networking to understand how this works more completely.
By Edward R. Johnson on April 9, 2014
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I think it wise to add that the point of this switch and what makes it different from a "common" un-managed switch is that while it is an un-managed switch, it has automatic QOS capability, and that is the key feature. If one is experiencing stuttering video or poor picture or audio quality on their VoIP device on the… see more I think it wise to add that the point of this switch and what makes it different from a "common" un-managed switch is that while it is an un-managed switch, it has automatic QOS capability, and that is the key feature. If one is experiencing stuttering video or poor picture or audio quality on their VoIP device on their current switch, this device will automatically give priority to those devices that require it and should fix that problem. see less I think it wise to add that the point of this switch and what makes it different from a "common" un-managed switch is that while it is an un-managed switch, it has automatic QOS capability, and that is the key feature. If one is experiencing stuttering video or poor picture or audio quality on their VoIP device on their current switch, this device will automatically give priority to those devices that require it and should fix that problem.
By HarryKerryJr on September 28, 2014
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No They are different
A switch connects multiple machines within a common network
A router controls network the machines connected to it's LAN side and connects that sub net to a separate network on the WAN side. … see more
No They are different
A switch connects multiple machines within a common network
A router controls network the machines connected to it's LAN side and connects that sub net to a separate network on the WAN side.
A router can take the place of a switch, but a switch cannot replace a router! see less
No They are different
A switch connects multiple machines within a common network
A router controls network the machines connected to it's LAN side and connects that sub net to a separate network on the WAN side.
A router can take the place of a switch, but a switch cannot replace a router!

By Greg on June 1, 2014
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As long as you have the right pin adapter, voltage shouldn't be an issue. Remember that these come with the flat pin american model. If you have an adapter then it will work in asian countries without any change needed for voltage. But i would just buy a model that has appropriate pin for your needs.
By ambuyer80 on February 12, 2014
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You can connect as many as you'd like - as long as your router is configured with a subnet large enough for all the devices connected to the switches (I.e. Quantity of switches doesn't matter - quantity of devices connected to those switches does)
By zorealis on January 2, 2015
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Although CAT5 will work, I use the higher performing CAT6 cables
By Blackfoot on June 21, 2014
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Yes, of course you can.
By LHoward on July 29, 2013
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Yes, but you cannot connect wirelessly. You can run a cable from your wireless router to this 5-port switch to gain more ethernet ports. This will not affect your existing wifi in any way.
By Amazon Customer on April 14, 2016