How to Connect NetGear EN104

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How to Connect NetGear EN104
Ethernet cables connect the EN104 hub to various devices on a network. (yellow ethernet cable on dotted background image by .shock from

The NetGear EN104 is an Ethernet hub that allows the connection of multiple computers and peripheral devices to the same network. The network allows communication between devices, which is handy if you have one printer and two computers. The use of an Ethernet hub, such as the EN104, can create or expand a network at a relatively low cost when compared to a router or a switch.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Connect a straight-through Ethernet cable to port 4 (WAN) on the EN104.

  2. 2

    Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on an Internet modem, and set the Uplink push button to "Normal." If expanding an existing network, connect the Ethernet cable from port 4 on the EN104, set the push button to "Uplink" and plug it into an available LAN port on another hub.

  3. 3

    Plug in all computers or devices to be added to the network by connecting an Ethernet cable from the device to one of the LAN ports on the EN104. The NetGear EN104's LAN connections are ports 1, 2 and 3.

  4. 4

    Turn on the EN104 and all the devices attached to it. Ensure the LED indicator for each connection is lit. If not, double-check your connections.

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