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Well, hopefully those sockets all have Cat5 cable behind them, running through the walls to a wiring closet or equipment rack, and terminating in a patch panel (a row of jacks). If you're lucky, there's already an "Ethernet switch" in that same area, with Ethernet patch cords (short Cat5/RJ-45 cables) connecting the ports of the switch into the patch panel ...


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You might be able to do it, but even if you do, it might not work very well. To understand why, you'll need to understand a little about routing. The purpose of a router is to move packets along the proper links, to get them closer to their destinations. But there are different types of routers that play different roles. There are the backbone routers, for ...


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The Sierra Wireless MC8805 doesn't have a COM port. Refer to their specifications listed under "UART" interface.


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I have some experience with Sierra Wireless MC7710 (connecting it to Mikrotik Router). It not have physical UART, but driver give to OS 5 serial interfaces in Linux . But Windows 8.x use for Qualicomm modems special native mode QMI (Qualcomm MSM Interface), where all configuration done over driver API (or maybe over IP) ...


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Are either router or switch redundant? The kind of router you use at home has some consumer-friendly features that make it a little different from a "true" enterprise router, and I think that may be the cause of your confusion. If you look at the back of your home router, you will probably see four ports labeled "LAN" where you can connect your devices ...


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Given new routers go for as little as $20, and the last new one I bought in that price range (B/G/N wifi plus four wire ports and separate uplink) supports IPv6, if you confirm your existing home router doesn't support the new standard, the best course might be to just buy a new one.


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Reference ADSL Filters & Splitters You should use a filter anyway. The filter performs two main functions: Prevents the ADSL signal interfering with the voice part of your phone line (not required in your case as you have no phone connected) Ensures that the ADSL line is terminated correctly. An unmatched termination may cause reflections back down ...



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