When you daisy chain the Ethernet switches in your home or office network, it allows numerous computers to share a broadband connection. Ethernet switches are similar in function to routers but are capable of transferring a larger amount of data at one time. The term " to daisy chain" means to connect multiple Ethernet switches together in order to create a local area network . You can daisy chain your Ethernet switches in a short time using standard networking cables.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Ethernet cables
Plug one end of an Ethernet cable into the Internet port on your cable, DSL or T1 modem.
Insert the other end of the Ethernet cable into the Internet port on the first Ethernet switch.
Plug one end of an Ethernet cable into one of the LAN ports on the rear of the Ethernet switch.
Insert the other end of the cable into the Internet port on the second Ethernet switch.
Connect an Ethernet cable into one of the LAN ports on the second Ethernet switch to add another Ethernet switch to the daisy chain.
Use an Ethernet cable to hook up your computers to the "LAN" ports on the Ethernet switches to establish a connection to the network.