Usually, most of the routers have four Ethernet ports that let you connect four devices over a wired network. If you need to connect more than four devices to the network, then you need to either upgrade your router or use a network switch.  Carry out these below-mentioned steps how to connect multiple ethernet cables to the router.

Network Switch helps you to expand your network connection over a wired network. 

Generally, the connection setup of a device is in the order mentioned below.

  • Step 1: First, connect yourmodem and wireless router using an Ethernet cable.
  • Step 2: connect the wireless router to a network switch.
  • Step 3: Connect all your devices to the network switch.

In short: Modem > router > network switch > devices.

To configure network switch with a router, follow the instructions given below.

To perform this configuration, you’ll be using a cable modem, network switch, and a wireless router.

  • Step 1:Turn your cable modem, network switch, and wireless router off.
  • Step 2:Unplug all the power cables from the network switch, wireless router, and the modem.
  • Step 3:Now, connect your modem to the telephone wire outlet.
  • Step 4:Get an Ethernet cable and connect it between your modem to the wireless router.
  • Step 5:Now, connect your wireless router to the network switch using another Ethernet cable.
  • Step 6:Connect all the three devices to the power outlet and turn them ON.
  • Step 7:Wait for your device to detect the network and complete the setup process.

Once the setup is complete, you can connect more than 4 devices to the same network. 

Note: If you wish to connect more devices to the same network, then connect them to the network switch using Ethernet cable.

If you having any further queries regarding how to connect multiple ethernet cables to the router. Click the call button available on the screen.