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Registered: ‎09-28-2008

2nd ethernet connection

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My son has one ethernet connection in his room coming from the ActionTec router. He would like a second connection but I don't want to run a new line up to his room as it will be a big job. What alternatives do I have? He also has a high definiton stb in his room. What is the purpose of the ethernet port on the rear of the stb?

 

Thanks

Mel

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The port is not active on the STB. As for a second port you can get just a network hub and put it back there.  You don't need anything with dhcp or anything just a plain 100 base dumb network hub.

 

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-ProSafe-5-Port-Desktop-Switch/dp/B00002EQCW/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=ele... 

Message Edited by TimSykes on 01-12-2009 11:00 AM
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