How to Set Up an Ethernet Switch | Internet Setup

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So, in this video I’m gonna talk about how to install your ethernet switch. So, let’s say I have my laptop here, and I really want to connect it to my network. So, I’ll take a little ethernet cable, and plug it to the laptop; and on the other side, of course, it has to go to my router. Let’s, oh no, I’m out of ports on my router. All my ports are already full, because I’ve connected them to all my other computers. So, what are we gonna do?

This is where the ethernet switch comes in handy. As you can see, the ethernet switch just as a bunch of ports on it. So, to connect to the network what I have to do is first, take one of the ports that are already connected to the network, and move them over to the switch. Now, the reason I’m doing that is because I need a free port on my router, so I can connect my switch to it So I’m gonna take another ethernet cable, plug that one in; and then, the other side goes to my router.

Now, it doesn’t really matter where you connect the cables to, as long as the order is correct. The specific port is of no importance. So, as long as I connected the switch to the router, everything that’s connected to the switch, is also connected to the router. Basically, the switch just extends the ports that are on the router.

So, now I have to just connect my laptop over to the switch, and I’m done. Everybody’s online. The laptop is connected to the switch, the switch is connected to the router, and everything that’s connected to both the router and the switch, is on the network. Now, this is a really good trick if you have, for example, another room in your house that has a bunch of computers in it that you wanna connect to your network, not wirelessly, but with an actual cable. This means that you only have to really run one cable over to that room, and then just hook it up to a switch that has more ports.


Bucky Dude says:

Lettts getttt it I got hella internet now baby thank youuuu

ShyRage1 says:

what if port says uplink? Wouldnt it matter where u plug the ethernet in then?? Or are those older models/kinds?

Vaginiti5 says:

The biggest issue of this set up is any of the computers connected to the switch will be throttled and speed will be Capped dependent upon the switch’s capability to process packets. Which usually is much slower then your router.

TropicShadowHD says:

Does this have to be plugged into the electricity

Dhe Jokur says:

Look I have this problem when I plug in an ethernet cable between my netwerk Jack in the wall of my room and my PS4 and then the PS4 sais I havent connected a ethernet cable. Do I have to activate the ethernet Jack or what, because I dont know what to do…

Animal Man says:

Please do your research about the so called Israeli art students during 9/11


so nice

Abdul-Rahaman Abdul-Razak says:

Am really enjoying the practical vedios of your presentation. is really awesome.

Falney says:

“Oh no I am all out of ports. What am I going to do” turn on WiFi.

DozedBeats says:

you guys still exist?

Iam84 says:

I need to get one of these babies.

Shane G says:

I just bought a switch so I could plug in my Ps4. My ISP provided modem only has one usable internet port.( The rest are for tv). I bought the switch plugged in the PS4 which works fine…my mother’s desktop which she uses, but now my wifi speed are throttled so bad. I cant even use my laptop on wifi anymore. Any suggestions?

Kirklan Bell says:

So what if I don’t have a router. Could hook the switch directly into a Ethernet port in the wall?

FantomsGirl says:

does that still work with a static routing?

DoPeFrost 509 says:


om4444 says:

Simple, informative video but get rid of the silly, annoying music next time.

RcRated says:

Please help ,where and what does the yellow cable do ?

smallgoon says:

First switch ever that requires no power supply!!!

mark flores says:

isn’t it better to wire all to switch except for up link port

Lucas Williams says:

This should work fine with Powerline connecting the router and the switch, right?

Connor Gunning says:

will my network work if for example the cable connecting the router to the switch is cat3 or cat5e (not sure which it might be in my house) and the wire connecting the switch to the laptop is cat5? I know that when the cat5 was installed it was relatively new technology so I am worried that the wiring from the router to the switch is older or not compatible with cat5

Bel Mordok says:

Look, a jew 😛

Aakash Khatavkar says:

My Internet speed at home is 5 Mbps . If I connect multiple computers to switch. Do internet speed will also divide??

Please answer this i really want to setup ethernet switch!!!

IrritableScot says:

“It doesn’t really matter where you connect the cables to, as long as the order is correct” that doesn’t make any sense, there is no ‘order’ involved with anything here

Hammy Jeffery says:

10/10 emotion “oh no i’m all out of ports…”

ll NATE DOGG ll says:

Connected with no link lights….

‍ ‍ says:

I just came here because my Lag Switch was disconnecting me instantly and I need to fix that

Aaron Allison says:

So, I just followed this video and its not giving me internet access to my computer. Faulty switch?

HTB Dog says:

I’m a dog and I can run cat5

Abed Assi says:


HTB Dog says:

U freaked out when there were no more ports

Lucas May says:

I did the same hooking up to a switch but it says unidentified network? The switch is stopping the computer from connecting to the Internet but if I connect the computer straight to the router it connects. How do i fix it?

Harish Rajesakaran says:

you have explained a working of a hub,flooding of data
not a switch
bco switch needs to be configured

gianni gaeremyn says:

can you use a switch with a cable coming from a tp link ethernet adapter going in the switch and than using the other ports for more ethernet ports? or does it have to be your router?

Lachlan Lim says:

can i connect this to a wireless router.

Josh Wulliams says:

why did the cable change ports 3 times in the video

Mohammed Sami says:

did he connect the switch first and connected it to the router or he got a port no. cable like LAN3 and connected to the switch ?

AT Swiss says:

So the green ethernet cable you had. Can connect the two with any ethernet cable, or does it have to be a specific cable?

Nir Ara says:

Wait wait , why using router ?

xHyPuRx says:

I’m late to this but thanks

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