Originally Posted by salacious
I think the point that mccordm was trying to make is that most routers have a 4 port switch built into them and this can be used rather than buying a dedicated switch. Only thing you need to do is to turn DHCP off on the 2nd router which is acting as your switch
Agreed... if the OP happens to have a 2nd router (w/ built in switch) just lying around doing nothing, it can be easily configured for use as an ethernet switch.
If not, as mentioned earlier, basic 10/100 switches are very cheap... in fact, here's a deal that I saw on Slickdeals just now (still in stock, as of this writing):
Newegg has 5-Port ASUS GX1005B 10/100 Desktop Unmanaged Switch for $20 - $10 promo code EMCYTZT1449 - $10 rebate = Free. Shipping is $3.99.
Here's the link to Newegg:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320044
Here's a direct link to the Asus rebate form:http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfil...pr3012sg33.pdf