OK, here's my question:
I have several computers on my desk which are connected to my wireless router with short Ethernet cables. The wireless function is used by my notebook computer which is used in various parts of the house. Coverage is obstructed and I have to move the router to a different spot in the house which will have a more consistent signal at the notebook wherever it's used. So...I will have to have a longer Ethernet connection from my office computers to the router. Rather than run three or four 25' ethernet cables connecting each individual computer to the router, can I run all of them into a switch (remember those?) at my desk and have a single25' cable go from the switch to the router? Switch and router are both 10/100 fast Ethernet from the same manufacturer and presumably compatible otherwise.
I have all the parts to do this, if it will work. Otherwise I'll have to waste three hours on a trip to Fry's to get anything else additional.
Thanks for any help.