I need a 8 port 1Gb router preferably without wifi that can run Tomato.
Never seen one - look for a switch that will stack under a under a supported wifi router, you would need at least a 6 port switch since you'd loose one port on router and switch for the interconnect.
Plug this - h t t p://www .newegg. com/ Product/ Product.aspx? Item=N82E16833124487 - behind your preferred router and you're ready to go.
Plug this … behind your preferred router and you're ready to go.
Ditto. Except there are other cheaper ones. I recently bought a TRENDnet TEG-S80G for $25 on sale.
All my computers plug into the switch, and there is one cable from the switch to the router. All the computer-to-computer traffic is handled by the switch and does not impact the router. And suddenly you don't need a 1000Mbps router, just one fast enough to match your ISP speed.