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Ethernet to Router and Modem Questions

BuckSkin

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If internet searching had not gone down the drain several years ago, I might could find these answers without troubling others.....

I DO appreciate the time and patience involved in all the help I get.

Considering hard-wired, cable-connected, computers; other than providing a handful of ports, what, if any, benefit is a router ?

What, if any, would be the disadvantage of having the hard-wired machines connected via a switch BETWEEN the router and modem; thus, the router could be placed in a much more advantageous location without the need for everything else having to originate at the router ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop

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