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Thu, Mar 19, 2015 4:38 PM

Modem that can receive 3 wired connections??

Does ATT offer a modem that can handle 3 wired connections to 3 different PCs? I know, of course, we get the wireless connection, but because of the type of work I do, my system requires a wired connection to the modem. I believe we only have 2 wired ports, and both are currently being used. I need to add 1 more PC.  Please help! Thank you so much, Liz

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Darknessrise

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7 y ago

@LIZTHEWIZ69 

Ah, then you don't have AT&T DSL and that device linked above doesn't apply to you.

 

I think what you're looking for is a switch. You can find cheap switches online.

 

Budget:

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-5-Port-Ethernet-Desktop-Switch/dp/B00KFD0SNG/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1426795717&sr=1-6&keywords=Ethernet+switch

Higher Performance:

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-5-Port-Ethernet-Desktop-Switch/dp/B00KFD0SNG/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1426795717&sr=1-6&keywords=Ethernet+switch

 

Then, you take your two computers wired up through Ethernet off the gateway. After that, you hook up the switch to one of the now available Ethernet ports. Finally, you connect your computers through any of the available ports on the Ethernet switch.

 

Make sure you leave your Vonage and the mystery cable connected directly to the gateway.

 

Darknessrise

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7 y ago

Hello @LIZTHEWIZ69  🙂

 

What is the model of the device you're using right now for your AT&T DSL service?

 

 

AT&T offers a wireless gateway with 4 Ethernet ports at the link below:

http://www.att.com/equipment/accessory-details/?q_categoryid=cat2020062&q_sku=sku5520229&q_manufacturer=&q_model=

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7 y ago

Hi, thank you for your prompt response!

 

The modem that we have is NVG589 & it's actually similar to the one you posted, after inspection. It has 4 ports, so I stand corrected. However, all of the ports are being occupied. There are 2 connected to 2 computers in the home office, 1 port is used by vonage for a separate phone line, and the 4th port is being occupied b some other cable ( and not sure what to be honest). So, are there modems that have more than 4 ports OR is it possible to get a sort of "splitter" so allow 2 cable to connect to one of the ports at the back of the modem. Thank you for your help with this, by the way!

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7 y ago

Thank you so, so much! You've been extremely helpful and thorough with your explanation on how to connect the cables. This is exactly what I needed. Hopefully, I can pay it forward to help someone else too! Smiley Wink

Darknessrise

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7 y ago

@LIZTHEWIZ69 

Thank you for your kind words :).

 

Good luck, please feel free to respond back if you have any problems.

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