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Modem Upgrade

We have NBN and an Optus modem with 4 ethernet ports. Three cables go to separate rooms with one port used in the modem room. I want to run another cable to a 5th room. Will Optus upgrade our modem to a bigger one  say 6 or 8 ports, or should I just go and buy a new one. 

Alternatively one room uses an Edimax Gigabit Switch 8 Port. Can I piggyback off this device to the fifth room and use another Edimax in that room or does the Switch need to be connected directly to the modem.

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YetAnotherAcc
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Re: Modem Upgrade


@firstlight wrote:

Will Optus upgrade our modem to a bigger one  say 6 or 8 ports.


No. Optus only have the 4 port modem/routers.


or should I just go and buy a new one. 

If you just need more ports then all you need is a switch.

Alternatively one room uses an Edimax Gigabit Switch 8 Port. Can I piggyback off this device to the fifth room and use another Edimax in that room


Yes you can connect have a switch connected to another switch, that's what they are designed for.

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