most consumer boxes seem to stop at 4 - probably because they all use the
same few chipsets and / or the common box sizes dont have enough space for
cisco 18xx - 8p switch
work uses the 1801s as small site routers on MPLS where there is an ADSL WAN
- nice box, ISDN BRI built in for backup, and around $1000 list without
wireless or various optional software.
the 28xx and 38xxs can take various switch modules, up to 36p
still only 10/100, with an optional GigE "uplink"
of course you didnt mention "cheap, home router"......
I wouldn't worry about a wireless router with more than 4 lan ports.
use the lan ports for local use (short runs) to the local computers,
on one port put a good quality switch (8 - 16 ports) and connect the
rest of the cat5 runs to it.
use a switch instead of a HUB because the switch is a 'smart hub' and
remembers routes, etc.
this works great, forget the hub and use a switch.
Robert Smith Consulting