equipment needed for wireless network

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lancec2c30

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I have satellite internet from direcway, and I am looking for the right equipment to run a home wireless network. I know I need a router, but I am not sure what a switch is for and if I need one.
 

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most soho routers come with switchports integrated with the router. But for wireless, you will not use switchports.

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and a wireless nic for each pc.
 

mestizo122

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yes, the switch allows you to connect devices by using a network cable.

But again, the wireless router will also act as a switch. It will have the hardwired ports for you plug into your xbox, and computers that will not be wireless.

Also, the Xbox does have a wireless adaptor that you can use if you do not want it wired. I think they are a bit pricey though.
 
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