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    I need more than 4 wired connections

    This is a discussion on I need more than 4 wired connections within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Got the d-link sky router. Is there a way of increasing the number of outputs available? I'm currently using all ...

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      I need more than 4 wired connections

      Got the d-link sky router. Is there a way of increasing the number of outputs available? I'm currently using all 4 outputs but would like 2 more for my TV and my Sky box. Is there hardware available which can allow for the expansion I require?

      Thanks in advance.


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      Re: I need more than 4 wired connections

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      Re: I need more than 4 wired connections

      Thanks. Will I need a cross-over cable to connect the router to the switch or will a regular CAT5e be fine?

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      Re: I need more than 4 wired connections

      Straight through will be fine, the switches have an Uplink port, so you still have 4 available.

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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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