My cable modem will be 40+ feet away from several devices that need wired access to my LAN. There’s my PC right next to the modem, and then at least 2 devices on the other side of the house. I would prefer to have one cable running across the house, so can I plug one cable into a port in the router [probably this one here], run the cable across the house, plug it into a hub, and then split it between the devices over there?
I can’t simply connect the router to the cable modem with a 50 foot cable and place it near the devices because my PC (next to the modem) also needs to be connected, which would give me 2 wires running across the house anyway.
I’ve yet to ever use one of those home router/nat box/etc. devices. I know they’re not real routers in terms of their capabilities. So I’m thinking they may be hardwired to think one port = one connection/device, and therefore I couldn’t use a hub because the router wouldn’t send data for both devices down the same port.
I realize it’s a wireless router, but I probably won’t be using the wireless aspect for anything that can be hard wired.
So is it possible with those devices to run cable modem->router->50 foot cable->hub->2 devices?