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  • 29 October 2018
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I have a Doctors office and I run Sonos through each room and a boost is connected to my router. The router only has 4 ethernet ports and I am in need of one to hardline a computer in a new patient room for electronic health records. I can't have it set up over Wifi for security purposes or I would. My question is, can I run the boost through a computer via ethernet cable and still run the speakers or does the boost have to be connected directly into the router to work? Ultimate goal is to not spend money on a new router with more ports if I don't have to.
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Best answer by AjTrek1 29 October 2018, 16:42

Hi RBirdsall

I run my Boost via a 4 port switch coming from my router. You could then hard wire the computer via the switch as well. Unmanaged switches are relatively cheap. See one at the link:

https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Ethernet-Unmanaged-Protection-GS105NA/dp/B0000BVYT3/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1540827797&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=ethernet+switch&psc=1


Cheers!
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Hi RBirdsall

I run my Boost via a 4 port switch coming from my router. You could then hard wire the computer via the switch as well. Unmanaged switches are relatively cheap. See one at the link:

https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Ethernet-Unmanaged-Protection-GS105NA/dp/B0000BVYT3/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1540827797&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=ethernet+switch&psc=1


Cheers!
Buy a cheap unmanaged switch. You can get an 8 port for under $40.
The Boost has two Ethernet ports. Connect the computer to the second port, daisy-chained. (It'll only be 100Mbps, not 1Gbps, but I doubt that'll be material.)