We have a small network set up in our appartment, using a cable modem, and a 4 port wired router. The four of us each use one port on the router, but I recently got another computer that I would like to add to the network.
I found something called an "ethernet switch" on the best buy website. Could I use one of these in my room to connect both of my computers together, and then connect the switch to the router? And would both of my computers still show up on the network?
Also, the cheapest switch has 5 ports, could I just use that to replace our router?