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Extra ethernet input

JG37
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Extra ethernet input

Hi,

 

I need to plug in a 4th ethernet cable in the back of my router and there are only 3 input places.  Is there a splitter available and will this affect wifi speed?

 

JG

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Re: Extra ethernet input

> I need to plug in a 4th ethernet cable in the back of my router and
> there are only 3 input places. [...]

 

   An Ethernet interface is bidirectional; there are no input ports or
output ports.

 

> [...] Is there a splitter available [...]

 

   The usual device nowadays is called a "network switch".

 

> [...] will this affect wifi speed?

 

   It won't affect Wi-Fi speed, only wired speed, but not so you'd
notice, assuming that you get one with gigabit/s speed.

 

   I'd expect to be able to find a 5- or 8-port gigabit/s switch for
about $20 - $30.

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