Question Looking into un manged network switches as a novice have some questions

Sep 17, 2021
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So keep in mind I'm brand new to this piece of tech, it'll be my first go around. couple questions i need clarification on: can i place a Gigabit switch in a different area of the house from my gateway without having to establish direct connection via eithernet to gateway and simply plug the switch into a wall jack or do i need a separate ethernet port in that room for this setup to be successful?

Thanks in advance
 

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So keep in mind I'm brand new to this piece of tech, it'll be my first go around. couple questions i need clarification on: can i place a Gigabit switch in a different area of the house from my gateway without having to establish direct connection via eithernet to gateway and simply plug the switch into a wall jack or do i need a separate ethernet port in that room for this setup to be successful?

Thanks in advance
If you want internet access then your switch needs a connection back to your primary router (gateway). You could setup a network switch with just computers connected if you wanted private connectivity and were willing to manually configure everything.
 

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