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Location: Cumberland, MD, USA
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I just recently purchased a Denon 3808ci. I've never bothered with a home network before as I don't use laptops or any wireless devices. But now I'd like to set one up to enable a net connection for the Denon (as well as my BD player and TV) - mainly for firmware updates but Internet radio and access to music/images on my computer sounds like it would be a treat.
I've got access to two LinkSys WRT54GL wireless routers as well as 50 ft of CAT5E cable, several shorter lengths of cable (3 ft, 6 ft). I've read about flashing these particular routers with Tomato firmware, configuring one as a bridge and working it that way, but I'm wondering if it would be better to spend another $20 bucks for a regular switch (I'm looking at the LinkSys EZXS55W - sorry, just discovered that I'm not allowed to post the URL as this is my first post on this forum and the forum rules do not allow URLs until three posts have been made).
It would be a bit more of a task (drilling through a couple walls, running cable, etc.) but I think I'd feel more comfortable flashing firmware on a pricey unit like the Denon if I had a wired connection (apparently Denon recommends this as well). Will a wired connection (50 ft) from one of the wireless routers mentioned above to a switch do the trick for all three devices, and then I can simply disable wireless on the router since I won't be using that?