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I've never set up a home network before so bear with me.


From my Modem that has a build in router to my multiple devices (couple of computers, gaming consoles, media streamers, etc) I have a Switch. Is that all I need to hook all of these things together and let them talk to each other.


I'm thinking that all I need to do is just run all of my components to my Switch and then just run a single connection to the Modem.


Shouldn't that allow all my components to see/talk to each other and allow them to access the internet? Any reason I would need a separate router instead?


Thanks in advance and I apologize for the dumb question.
 

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I've never set up a home network before so bear with me.


From my Modem that has a build in router to my multiple devices (couple of computers, gaming consoles, media streamers, etc) I have a Switch. Is that all I need to hook all of these things together and let them talk to each other.


I'm thinking that all I need to do is just run all of my components to my Switch and then just run a single connection to the Modem.


Shouldn't that allow all my components to see/talk to each other and allow them to access the internet? Any reason I would need a separate router instead?


Thanks in advance and I apologize for the dumb question.

Well...a router, running with your Internet modem, would give you "smart" switching. But the way you describe will work just fine.


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Ok what benefits am I missing with "Smart" Switching? I've had a bunch of people tell me I need a router and other people tell me a switch is just fine.


What benefits do I gain by hooking everything up to a router vs. a switch?


Thanks in advance.
 
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