Adding LAN Ports To Your Router And Increasing Your LAN (Local Area Network) Speed

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Adding LAN Ports To Your Router And Increasing Your LAN (Local Area Network) Speed

•Supports IEEE 802.3x flow control for Full Duplex mode and backpressure for Half Duplex mode
•Standards and Protocols: IEEE802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab, 802.3x, CSMA/CD, TCP/IP Ports: 8x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-Negotiation RJ45 ports (Auto MDI/MDIX)
•Basic Function: Wire-speed Performance MAC Address Auto-Learning and Auto-aging
•IEEE802.3x flow control for Full-Duplex Mode and backpressure for Half-Duplex Mode Backbound Bandwidth: 16Gbps MAC Address Table: 4k
•Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
•100Base-Tx: UTP category 5, 5e cable (maximum 100m) EIA/TIA-568 100?? STP (maximum 100m) 1000Base-T: UTP category 5, 5e cable (maximum 100m)
•8 Gigabit Auto-Negotiation RJ45 ports, Supports Auto MDI / MDIX

•Green Ethernet technology saves the power up to 80%
•LED Indicator: Power, 10/100M, 1000M Safety & Emission: FCC, CE Power: External Power Adapter
•Plastic case, desktop or wall-mounting design

Increase the speed of your computer network with the TL-SG1008D Eight-Port Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop Switch from TP-LINK. Suitable for the home, the office, a workgroup, or a creative production environment, this device can improve your network server and backbone connections to speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps. This ensures that graphics, CGI, CAD, or multimedia files and other applications with bandwidth-intensive files are transferred across the network almost instantly. Diagnostic LED indicators help you quickly detect and respond to network problems, while power-saving features make the device environmentally friendly.

Faster Network Response Times

The non-blocking switching architecture adopted in this Eight-Port Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop Switch greatly improves network response times and significantly speeds up the traffic between subnets by forwarding and filtering packets at full wire speed for maximum throughput.

Diagnostic LED Indicators

The TL-SG1008D desktop switch features diagnostic LEDs that display link status and activity, enabling you to quickly detect and correct problems on the network.

Universal System Compatibility

This Eight-Port Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop Switch is compatible with all 10, 100, and 1,000 Mbps Ethernet devices, allowing you to protect your existing investments while migrating to a faster network.

Power-Saving Features

The TL-SG1008D includes green Ethernet technology and power-saving features to help make your network environmentally friendly without compromising performance. The switch automatically powers down the ports that are idle and budgets power output for different Ethernet cable lengths.

•Innovative energy-efficient technology saves power up to 80%
•Supports IEEE 802.3x flow control for Full Duplex mode and backpressure for Half Duplex mode
•Non-blocking switching architecture that forwards and filters packets at full wire-speed for maximum throughput
•16Gbps Switching Capacity
•9K Jumbo frame improves performance of large data transfers
•Auto-MDI/MDIX eliminates the need for crossover cables
•Supports MAC address auto-learning and auto-aging
•Auto-negotiation ports provide smart integration between 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1000Mbps hardware
•Fanless design ensures quiet operation
•Desktop or wall-mounting design
•Plug and Play design simplifies installation
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Balada NYC says:

hi richard

i have a netgear n600 modem/router dual band, there are two ethernet ports in the back. All of a sudden one of the ports stopped working after 2 months One is to my home security system and the other to my home security cameras. Instead of buying a new modem/router combo, do you suggest i buy a switch to connect to the port that is working or buy a whole new unit? thank you

Velibor Živić says:

Very interesting.

remynisce33 says:

I have a Hard drive connected to an Asus router. My laptop and phone can access the hardrive via router’s usb. The disadvantage of this, is the file transfer is too slow when moving/copying large file size via wifi. Which led me to use the Lan cable for the laptop, the problem is, there isn’t much difference of speed compared to the wifi connection, and i’m frustrated to see a 430mb file from laptop to hdd took 6min+ to complete the transfer. (Wifi connection already disconnected, so im sure the transfer took place on Lan cable).

Tony Haboush says:

okay I have a question I have 3 routers basically similar to what you’re doing in your video but I need to connect like you did more stuff but where do I connect the cord from my main router where do I connect to my other I’m using my main router that came from my internet provider and I have a Linksys router as well where do I connect from my main router that I got from ISP to my Linksys cuz I know that one cord from my main router needs to go to my Linksys but needs to be connected so it knows to talk to the other router so I can add more devices can understand I’m saying please let me know thank you

Laurenţiu Roman says:

Devices that only have a 10/100 network card cand communicate anywhere near gigabit speeds, regardless if you use a gigabit switch or not. So the devices are able to communicate between them at near gigabit speeds but won’t necessarily do so just because the switch is 10/100/1000. Also the SoC on the switch may have stuff to say about that too.

Aaron Ramey says:

Thank you!! I can’t tell you how long it took me to find a video where someone actually explained the physical connection of the switch to their router. I was confounded by the fact that none of the ports specify in or out. Noob question, I know. But I’m glad you addressed it.

antonio pennacchio says:

good job cool video as well good job bro.

philip coughlan says:

i have conected wire from back of my main router to a five port switch all ok can if i put another cable into the back of main router can i plug the other end into a switch in anther room then cone my other pc media box into it thank if you can help

rov furness says:

Question if you populate more from the router to the switch would that then increase a 100 for each port ?

Allan R says:

that doesn’t make any sense, like he said, the ROUTER is only 100mbps …. so his 1GBps will not count ????

Llib RGtaurus says:

is there any setting will do to switches? or setting to a computer when using switches? or any drivers? thanks

Deimos Phob says:

when you have a gigabit capable router and gigabit internet and none of this applies.

christofer128 says:

I have a question for you….i don’t no if i am correct but check it and correct me if i’m wrong.We know that the router decides and sets the IP to each device lets say PC one has and PC two has whenever the two computers are trying to connect locally and share something aren’t the data going first from the router?Do the switches bypass the router and give directly from PC to PC?Isn’t it in more advance networks (manageable switches with multi-casting etc?)

CreeperGuy555 says:

Can i connect my laptop to a wifi network an connect the ethernet cable to another computer, because my olp pc dont have a wireless card and i dont have any long ethernet cable

Siempre Metal says:

thank u for informative video sir..

Kyle S says:

I have a gigE port on my router will that make a difference

jky van says:

adding a Switch will cost more bandwidith usage? because it seem I always reach my cap limit since I added the switch.

john Al says:

Can u do opposite i mean can u connect your internet to switch and your pc to the switch and than connect your wifi router to the switch and having wifi internet as will since i did a connection like that but each time if i switch between the wifi and wired internet than i have to unplug and replug it back in order to make one work either wifi or switch

Kishan Preston says:

great video

roadmonitoroz Brisbane says:

I might have to do this. I currently have multiple network drives and pc’s plugged into the poor router and am getting incredibly slow transfers (10 Mb / second maximum) so 100 gigs of data is taking about 4 hours to transfer

As we speak now I’m trying to move about 3 Tb across a network in little chunks but I see its going to take weeks to do it.

Thanks for the informative video

L. Storck says:

please use the free youtube/google system to update and correct the machine cc – it’s not accessible and looks like good video here –

DJ LNR says:

nice video.. i am a lloyd richards!!

Sudarshan Karki says:

Plz help fast n asap…I get the Internet from the local Telecom Office (ISP) over my landline phone. This connections as …Telecom office to my nearest pole to my spliter (at home that divides phone line into phone and internet) to router (DIGICOM) to my PC.
Now plz help me to locate my ISP, modem, router, firewall, switch n PC in an order.

MrMistahShadow says:

hey richard,
If i were to get a gigabit switch, is it necessary to buy a gigabit network card and connect the ethernet cables on there? I have a z97-p motherboard. any help would be appreciated!

LemmeRocK says:

lets say I have a gigabit router and it is plugged into the switch. Also, I have 4 cables going to 4 computers. Will that decrease the internet speed to 250MB per computer?
thanks 🙂

richard konsky says:

very informative video i had a 50mbps internet due to having a 100mbps router now i have upgraded to a gigabit router it turns out the internet is 120mbps.

Boo luquette says:

Great video Mon Ami ~!~!

I have a question I have Charter spectrum which is supposed to be the fastest internet bar none so says ~!~!

I have a router that can handle 2.4 GHz I want to add 1 more desk top PC to the router. Is that sufficient ?

I will only have 2 desk top PC’s on that router total.

I don’t think I need the 1 gig switch with my set up correct ??

I only need a 20 foot or so ethernet cable if I’m not mistaken.

I’m not that computer savy but I know a whole but load about growing SUPERHOT peppers LOL

I grow that for a living so if you need info or seeds let the Pepper Man know LOL !~!~!

Brandon Goldberg says:

Hey Richard, thanks for making this video. I have a question about this. To give you an idea, My current setup is a fiber connection from ISP of 1gbps down and 1gbps up. I use all CAT 6 cables currently, max length of cable is 100ft. As for my current it equipment and setup, it’s normal with a 1 gig cisco cable modem, plugged into a 1 gig wan/Lan netgear wireless router and then I have all four Lan ports in use right now. I need more Lan ports is my issue, need to have 6 Lan ports along with WiFi. I currently have a few extra 1 gig netgear routers that are not in use. Could I use a one of those routers to expand how many Lan ports I have and still have WiFi along with 8 Lan ports, well 7 Lan ports since one would be in use from router to router?
Or is it best I buy a gigabit 8 port switch and connect that up but bear in mind, I need the wifi also to work along with at least 6 Lan ports?

Is connecting another router to my current router the best option or even an option to increase to more than 4 Lan ports or must the get a gigabit switch?

Jessie Munroe-Murer says:

Hello, I need your help need to know. I bought 1gigb switch hub 8 ports from Amazon shopping online. but why only set 100mbps in switch hub 1gib how to fix set up to 1gigb? sorry for bad English low grammar.



Mitchell Scripter says:

good stuff to know. thanks man.

Neddskorg says:

Good video Richard thanks for posting it.Interesting point about the increased lan speed.

Joshua Naveen Kumar says:

Hello I need your advice here. I have a gigabit router and when I run a speed test, the results are 30mpbs for download and 10mbps for upload. I connected my ADSL router to my Gigabit router to be used as an extender for my home network, the problem is when I run a speed test on my ADSL router I am getting 20mbps for download and 10mbps for upload. What could be the problem here? How can I solve this?

Donald Badeaux says:

you can add a gigabit switch, but can’t get data to pass any faster than your isp will provide…fast ethernet switches are cheaper, and your network will be as fast…

Ringo Star says:

Richard I have a similar setup, can I bypass my router and go from my modem to a GB switch and then to the router for wifi, and should I buy managed, unmanaged or auto sensing


Brian Canady says:

Question, i have Time warner cable it comes with a router of course, i have a new build home so all my rooms have ethernet ports in them, but i need to get an ethernet switch to make that happen since they all wont fit in the router. my router is in the living room coming in from thw twc outside attached to my house, what i want to know is can i hook my ethernet switch with a cord to the living room attach it to the router and then that open up all the other ports on the switch? or does my router have to move to my basement :(?

ADZ paz says:

will the latency of the network be affected?

Anna R says:

Could I use the Ethernet switch to split the connection from my modem between my computer and my wireless router? I want to connect directly from modem to desktop, but still have a connection between modem and wireless router for all my mobile devices. The reason for this is to improve internet speed on my desktop, because wireless connection reduces it greatly.

Gus Dpi says:

Just curious if a get 2 cables from router to swit they gonna be a 200mb? And if I do 3 cables to them they gonna be 3oo mb?

ashtongarren says:

this might have already been asked but does this cause lag on xbox or ps4 or would this help the console’s connection?

Shi vam says:

do i need to pay more than i usually pay after getting the gigabyte switch??

Joshua Naveen Kumar says:

If I buy a 1gbps router and connect it to my 100mbps modem then using an Ethernet cable I connect the 1gbps router to my laptop,will I be able to surf the Internet at 1gbps or slower than that ?

Jorge Ortega says:

I have the same switch, it was working just fine last week but I powered it on today and it has static green lights, is it dead already? I’ve already disconnect the power source

Barrie Wright says:

NO THANK YOU FOR YOUR GOOD EXPLANATION, for the less non-technically savvy people like my self !. Know i now how to get more speed out of my home WI-FI system, then i hop i will not get the turning circle any-more or at least reduce the loading time.

gary Joachim says:

wish i came across this 2 days ago, i have a 100 Mbps switch( 5 ports). i have been transferring files from an old NAS to a new NAS unit. only 22 hours to go.. will upgrade the switch to a 1 Gbps once this has copied across.. thanks Richard.

Berglium says:

I bought a 10/100 mbps switch today. I have a 100mbps connection via fiber to my router, and via my router to my computer I get 97mpbs. I was wondering, is it better to get 1gbps switch instead and do like you? Does it really make any difference? I get 97mbps straight out of the fiber outlet or how you say. If a LAN-cable is connected from it to my computer. Is it better because I won’t get anywhere near a 100mbps out of the switch anyways, so that I will highen the limit? And because a 1 gbps is faster, I will more likely get near 100mbps? Can’t I plug the switch straight into the fiber outlet instead, the 10/100 and then get what I need.. Not that I want to do that, just a thought. Many thoughts, hope someone understand, and will reply 🙂

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