Ports on router????

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LDavid, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. LDavid

    LDavid Guest

    i have a quick question. i hav ethe BEFSR41 ver. 2 router w/switch, and it has 6 ports on it. 4 ports for the computers to connect, one port labeled WAN(for the cable modem to connect to) and one port labeled Uplink(what cable will i need to connect to this port and what is this port used for?)
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Sounds like it is used for an external switch to add more clients when you run out of ports on the BEFS41.
  3. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The extra port is shared with port 1. Meaning you can only use port 1 or uplink at one time. The internal wirewiring is common. The reason Linksys did this was to assist with equipment that could not handle cross over cables.
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