can I add a hub switch to my time capsule

Need to add my wired pc's to my home network. I prefer not to have them on the mac side of my network. Id like to add an hub switch either before or after the time capsule. Can some one provide some insight?

  • Asked by Steven B from Cincinnati
  • 4-May-2010
QA Apple Time Capsule

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1 Answer from the Community

  • A hub/switch will put them on the same subnet. If you want a true "DMZ" separated network, plug in another, different router, and connect the "PC Router's" internet interface to one of the local net interfaces on the Time Capsule. The PCs will traverse two NATs to get to the internet, which is kind of pointless, and they may have issues with things like UPNP which require ports to be opened.

    • Answered by Dustin W from Brooklyn
    • 5-Jan-2012