Networking: Connect more than one switch to increase ports

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Hi Assuming that my broadband/router has 3 ports available and I want to create a home wired network rather than reply on Wi-Fi. Does it make sense to connect more than one switch to increase ports rather than just one large switch? The question is, should I purchase and connect 3 cheap switches of say 6 ports each and connect each switch to the broadband modem/router to each available port, or rather buy one large switch with for example 20 ports and connect to just one broadband port? I guess my thoughts are that of I have one large switch and something goes wrong with it, the whole home network is down. Whilst with more than one, if one is down, the others continue to work. I don't believe there are other advantages in terms of speed, is there? Because each one of the 3 switches is connected directly to a different broadband modem port individually, whilst in the larger switch all 20 connections pass through one BB port?

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  • Subhendu Sen
    It is better to use one large switch as per your needs. It can help to run the network more smoothly.
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