- Jan 14, 2002
My router is a DIR-655, and only has 4 (gigabit) ports. I'm contemplating a fifth computer in the house that would need a wired connection. What's the easiest way of going to >4 gigabit PCs? Getting a dedicated (non-wifi) gigabit router and putting some of the PCs on that? Connect on of my DIR-655's ports to a port on the new router? Is there any performance hit of significance if network traffic has to go from PC-router-router-PC or internet-modem-router-router-PC? I feel like I should know such a basic question.