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Multiple computers, 1 modem, ethernet

Wireless is a headache in my home. I would like to have a central location for my modem and run the ethernet to each outlet i choose. what is needed, a hub, switch, or router. I'm worried about signal loss or loss of speed when splitting the connection multiple times. running the cable thru attic not major concern just want the right ''splitter'' for all computers to run without problems and maintain speed.

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If I were you, I would definately go with a wireless network. If you purchased a good router (Linksys or Netgear) you shouldnt experience loss of speed or connection. (If everything is installed correctly) If you need help, you could call the company who provides the router, Internet service Provider, or Geeksquad. 

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