How Can I Assign IP Addresses to Everything on My Home Network?

Episode 1784 (1:38:05)

Mark from Studio City, CA
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Mark's home wifi modem has run out of ethernet ports. So he bought a five port gigabit switch, but nothing really works. Leo says that everything has to have a unique IP address, so a switch won't work. You need a router, which will assign unique addresses to everything you need to plug into your network. Connect the switch to the router's ethernet port, and then the router will assign the IPs as needed.