I may have asked this before a long time ago, but need help with it again...
I've got a DLink DIR655 wireless N router, and a 4 port 10/100 switch. I need to find a way to connect the switch to the router. What i have is a single RJ45 jack in the wall in my living room, which is next to a bedroom I use for an office, which has the router and cable modem and computers in it.
Anyway, I have one end of the RJ45 "pass-through" (in the way so I can have wired Network access in the living room) plugged into a LAN port on the router. Problem is that I need to conenct two devices in the living room to this jack. Can I simply use the 10/100 switch (which essentially will be plugged into one of the router's LAN ports)?
Any suggestions on how to do this and what types of cables to use (crossover and/or patch)?
Basically, in the end the switch would have all 4 ports free, and the router would have 3 of its 4 ports free (the 4th lan port being used for the switch connection).