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No Open LAN Connections on Router for Gateway Device

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Drumbalaya
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No Open LAN Connections on Router for Gateway Device

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Hi.  I just received my starter kit and, for now, it is a non-starter.  There are no open LAN connections on my Verizon router into which to connect the gateway device.  What do I do? 

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Re: No Open LAN Connections on Router - Use Network Switch

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@Drumbalaya wrote:

... just received my starter kit and ... There are no open LAN connections on my Verizon router into which to connect the gateway device ...


If you are saying that the 3 or 4 LAN ports on the router are occupied, then get a simple switch with 4 or 8 ports, plug the switch into one of the router LAN ports, and plug the remaining devices including the gateway into  the switch.  There are no losses associated with the switch and you will obtain the additional ports you require.

 

Here are a few examples of these devices:

 

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CHUQFjAC&url...

Drumbalaya
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Re: No Open LAN Connections on Router - Use Network Switch

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@armond_in_nj wrote:

@Drumbalaya wrote:

... just received my starter kit and ... There are no open LAN connections on my Verizon router into which to connect the gateway device ...


If you are saying that the 3 or 4 LAN ports on the router are occupied, then get a simple switch with 4 or 8 ports, plug the switch into one of the router LAN ports, and plug the remaining devices including the gateway into  the switch.  There are no losses associated with the switch and you will obtain the additional ports you require.

 

Here are a few examples of these devices:

 

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CHUQFjAC&url...


Yes.  That is my issue.  I'll look into this.  Thank you!

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