Run out of ethernet ports on your router? Here’s the solution


Have you ever looked at the back of your router and asked yourself “WHY!?!?” There are only four Ethernet ports there. Four. How can anyone live and prosper with such a meager amount of wired network connections? Well, my friend, this article is for you and anyone else who has run out of Ethernet ports on their router.

The solution to this is surprisingly simple: you need a network switch.

Without getting bogged down in too much detail, a network switch is a box that you connect to your router. On this box are a range of Ethernet ports. And you can plug more stuff into these Ethernet ports. It looks like this:

Netgear gs305 network switch lacks ethernet ports