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How to convert 1 port router to multiport router?

mexicano
Grafter
Posts: 129
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Registered: 17-07-2010

How to convert 1 port router to multiport router?

Hi folks,
My pc is connected to broadband via ethernet cable using a Speedtouch St-516 1-port router that I received from PN when I signed up. My problem now is that I need more ports, at least 2, so I can connect my blu-ray player to the internet, and also I hear that Anytime+ Plus from Sky will be opened up to all Sky subscribers and not just Sky broadband users, from this  Easter.
So my question is: How can I "split" the 1 port into 4 ports or should I just buy a new router? Which is easier or cheaper?
If you recommend I buy a new router then can you tell me which one would be best?
Many thanks
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manfromthezoo
Grafter
Posts: 43
Registered: 19-11-2009

Re: How to convert 1 port router to multiport router?

I'm not familiar with the Speedtouch kit, but you should be able to plug in a cheap 5 port switch. Something like this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-Unmanaged-Desktop-TL-SF1005D-Plastic/dp/B000FNFSPY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF...
manfromthezoo
Grafter
Posts: 43
Registered: 19-11-2009

Re: How to convert 1 port router to multiport router?

Just had a quick look at the ST-516, and I think it'll be fine.
Zero config, and much cheaper than a new router at £7, but remember you'll need power close by to plug it in.
JEB
Grafter
Posts: 262
Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: How to convert 1 port router to multiport router?


If you ask support and agree to sign up for another 12 months I expect you can get anyone router free and only have to pay P&P.

James
Plusnet Help Team
Plusnet Help Team
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Re: How to convert 1 port router to multiport router?

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you ask support and agree to sign up for another 12 months I expect you can get anyone router free and only have to pay P&P.

Yes, we can do this. If for what ever reason you needed to leave within that 12 month period the only upshot would be having to pay £40 for the router, otherwise after the year it's yours.
Let me know if that's what you want to do.
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 Adam Walker
 Plusnet Help Team