|So I'm planning on purchasing a slingbox for my apartment while at college and so I can get the Packers games (the downside to being a football addict who goes to college out of state). Anyways, the slingbox needs to be connected via ethernet, but our Time Warner Cable provided modem only has one ethernet port and my dad insists on connecting his computer via ethernet as he works from home and doesn't trust wireless for some reason. |
Anyways, here's a diagram of our setup, but what device would I need to add more ports? Could I get away with a switch/hub, or would I need to buy a router? I'd like to keep it as simple as possible as my parents are not going to want to troubleshoot this at all and I will be out of the state. Also, any recommendations on brand names to buy/avoid? I don't want to buy something that's going to need to be reconfigured/reset often.
EDIT: Also, I should ask, will any of the cables need to be crossover?