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ethernet ports on halo 3 hub

Hi, i've just upgraded to Halo 3.  Unfortunately the new hub has only three usable ethernet ports, i need four.  Not sure what device i should get to rectify this.  as they all need to be operational at the same time.  Any help appreciated

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Re: ethernet ports on halo 3 hub

Any unmanaged Ethernet switch will do. Just connect one port to a LAN port on your hub and you will have n-1 ports left to use. An example of a 5 port switch https://www.tp-link.com/uk/business-networking/unmanaged-switch/tl-sg105/  about £16 from Amazon

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Re: ethernet ports on halo 3 hub

@sheradam 

The 4th port on the SmartHub 2 is switchable between ethernet & WAN - which is the default.

If you've not got FTTP then in the settings - not sure exactly where - you can switch it back to ethernet so would save an extra bit of kit.

Otherwise the switch that @licquorice has suggested would be the perfect choice.

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Re: ethernet ports on halo 3 hub

@sheradam  As @TimCurtis  says, if you are not using port4 as a WAN port, you can change it to a LAN port in Advanced Settings > Broadband > Internet > Full Fibre (FTTP) Mode > Off

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