My old home-router/switch has died recently and I decided to buy the real stuff: Cisco switch 3500 series XL in prevision of further needs later on.
Meanwhile, I have received my Cisco switch and connected my ISP modem onto port 1x and plugged my other computers onto the other ports of the switch.
Great! I now have access to the Internet on all of my home PCs and works remarkably fine! Aside, I wonder if this works, what are routers for?...
Do I over-expose my computers to the Internet and make them vulnerable to assaults from the Internet?
Shall I badly consider installing a router between my Internet connection and my switch before something hurts my equipments?
Thanks for your time answering this question. =)