Sorry about asking stupid question here but I'm very new to this field... Here is my current set up:
_____ NAS | Modem --- Router --- Server |____ Desktop
I have Nas, a server desktop and my personal desktop connected to my router with ethernet cable. They all have 10.0.1.x IP ranges and they can talk to each other appearently. The router also supports Wifi connection and I can see my NAS through wireless devices.
Now I want to add two more ethernet connection to my router but I do not have ethernet port anymore. I did lots of research online and they are all talking about switch. My question is, will I still have the 10.0.1.x IP range if I use a switch?
If I use the below set up, can I access NAS from all my desktops? Will my server and desktops see each other within the same network(The network folder in My Computer from windows 10 for example)
_____ NAS | Modem --- Router --- Server | _____ Desktop 1 | | |____ Switch ----- Desktop 2 |____ Desktop 3
I am using an Airport Extreme and it only provides three ethernet ports. All I actually need is few more ports...