Do I *need* the Telus router?
I want ethernet in my whole home, but have tried:
- The other ports on that nokia modem - no go
- Plugging a switch into Port 1 and using that as the hub - no go
- Moving router into the garage and using IT as the hub, switch connected + ports everywhere else (haven't tested EVERY port in the rooms but seems to work)
Is the Telus router doing something special/authenticating the signal on top of just providing switch/wifi connectivity?
I wouldn't mind NOT using it, but if I have to use it I think I'd have to keep it down there which is mostly annoying because it's so fat it doesn't fit in the panel box closed.
Hopefully that was easy enough to follow. Is there a different setup that could work, alternative to using the Telus router?
The one thing I didn't try yet was Modem->Switch->Telus router (in original location at end of wired room) because I don't think the telus router could provide feedback to all the other ports on the switch that would be in the basement connected to all the other rooms..?