Do I need a switch for my fibre-to-the-home service?

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Cogeco Support
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The fibre optic gateway and Wi-Fi Pods we’re installing will provide a wireless connection throughout the home but only have one available Ethernet connection. If you require more than one wired connection, you can plug a switch into your first Wi-Fi Pod, which will provide 4 more Ethernet connections. When you contact us to book your installation our local agents can recommend a basic switch for the easiest use.


  • The device must be a switch rather than a router since the switch will split the signal without creating a separate network so that all of your devices are on the same network whether wired or wireless.
  • The switch must connect to a Wi-Fi Pod and not directly to the gateway.

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