I've got a Linksys WRT55AG with only 4 ports and have used them all. I need a few more...can I just plug a Linksys Switch (EF3116? suggestions?) into one of these 4 ports and enjoy and additional ports? Looking for 2 things:
does this even work?
what Linksys switches would you recommend for a simple home network. I only need about 5 extra ports. Can't find many inexpensive "home" solutions in the switch / hub department.
The switch that you want is the SD208 or the SD216.
Connect any numbered port on the router, to any port on the SD208 or SD216.
All the ports will work the same as if they were built into your router.
Please note that when you make the connection, you will "waste" one port on each device. Therefore a 4-port router with an 8-port switch gives 4+8-2 = 10 useful ports, to connect your wired devices to.
Similarly the SD216 would give 4+16-2 = 18 useful ports.
Can you send me a copy of your firmware version 1.67 for the WRT55AG version 2. I miss place my CD and I can't find this firmware anywhere. I have contacted Linksys on several occassions, but they don't have the firmware 1.67 anymore.