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Adding a couple of Ethernet ports to Hub ?

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Hi,

I have a BT Smart Hub 2 router and I need just one more ethernet port for my Ring Video Doorbell Elite.

Can anyone recommend a simple plug and play one ?

And is it just as simple as plugging it in and everything works ?

Thanks

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Re: Adding a couple of Ethernet ports to Hub ?

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@152bobby 

You just need a Ethernet switch.

Like the  TP-Link TL-SG105S 

That would give you four extra ports, its just plug and play.

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Re: Adding a couple of Ethernet ports to Hub ?

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You just need a simple unmanaged 5port Ethernet switch. Use one of the 4 ports of your hub to connect to one port of the switch and you gain 3 extra ports. 1 port to the hub, 1 port to the device who's port you pinched from the hub and 3 spare.

TP-Link TL-SG105S, 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch  £13 from amazon

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Re: Adding a couple of Ethernet ports to Hub ?

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Apparently direct links are regarded as spam, so just Google "5 port switch" & go for whatever you fancy. Preferably from a known brand.

You just need to connect one of the LAN ports on the SH2 to one on the switch & you'll have an extra four to play with in future.

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Re: Adding a couple of Ethernet ports to Hub ?

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@rbz5416 wrote:

You just need to connect one of the LAN ports on the SH2 to one on the switch & you'll have an extra four to play with in future.


Nope, only 3, you need one for the device who's port you pinched from the  Hub 😄

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Re: Adding a couple of Ethernet ports to Hub ?

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Thanks for the speedy response, I'm sitting here Googling what I need.

As the Ring Video Doorbell is powered by POE  ( the reason I'm getting this ), I need one that will power the doorbell using the ethernet  cable, so, just a normal ethernet port hub will not work, right ?

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You either need an Ethernet switch with POE capability or a separate POE injector along with a cheap switch.

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Re: Adding a couple of Ethernet ports to Hub ?

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The TP Link TL-SG1005SP V2 is about £40

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Re: Adding a couple of Ethernet ports to Hub ?

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Thanks, I'll check it out.
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