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Plugging directly into wall jack, no router?

Plugging directly into wall jack, no router?

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Plugging directly into wall jack, no router?

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I am moving into a new place that will be wired with cat6 throughout the house. Will be transferring my fios service there. I had a hypothetical scenario...

 

Right now, my google wifi router is plugged into the wall jack and provides my place with wifi and I can also plug one device directly into the google wifi for a hardwired connection.

 

Let's say I didnt care about wifi, would i be able to plug my devices directly into the wall jacks throughout the house and get internet connectivity? no routers.

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No. For multiple devices you need to have a router. Not to mention it’s not very safe since you’re loosing the router’s firewall. All the ethernet jack have to go back to a termination point.

 

For example you will have...

ONT > Router > Switch > Ethernet wiring going to all the jacks in the house. 

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Thanks, so at the very least I need one router?  But then for the rest of the jacks in the house I can just plug my devices right into the jack? For example if I have a jack behind the wall mounted tv, I can just plug the tv right into that.  With the only caveat being that I need at least one router in the house plugged into the jack where the ONT comes in?

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The jacks won’t just work. They probably originate in the basement or utility area. Maybe even in a white low voltage panel. The LAN port of your router will connect to the an ethernet switch. Then all the ethernet wire will connect to the switch. 

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