Connecting More Than One Ethernet/gigabits Switches to a Router

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Dec 26, 2016
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Can you have more than one Ethernet/gigabits switches connected to the router? Basement has one, but I would like to have another one upstairs as well. I do not intend to daisy chain it. The devices that I would like to connect are my PC, PS4, and PS3 and in the future a Nintendo Switch, and maybe change the PS3 later for something else.

A few days ago I bought the same switch that my brother got D-Link GO-SW-5G 5 Port Gigabit Unmanaged Desktop Switch. Since I see ones that have over 16 ports I thought that adding another switch with 4 ports would be fine. However when the second one was installed it made the internet very slow. My brothers told me that I might have to buy an expensive one so that it will not happen again. One that can be configured, but I am not a tech expert and I would like to know if a simple plug & play would still work (albeit a higher quality one). My router is a TP-Link AC1750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, 2.4GHz 450Mbps + 5Ghz 1300Mbps, Beamforming, 1 USB 2.0 Port and 3.0 Port, IPv6, Guest Network (Archer C8). From what I understand my router can only have one switch active since I think it is a hybrid between a switch and a wireless Wi-Fi access point. I do not know if that is true or not but any help is good.
 

USAFRet

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You can absolutely have more than one switch connected to LAN ports on the router.
You can also daisy chain switches.

The 4 ethernet ports on the back of that (yellow ones) should each be able to take a switch, and then devices off those switches.
 

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