In this description page, it says that:

The TL-WR740N is a combined wired/wireless network connection device integrated with internet-sharing router and 4-port switch.

So, it's a router for wireless, and with 4 ports switch? Can a single device be both like this?

  • The faq says I can ask about "Networks" and "Desktop PCs that you maintain in the workplace". So why this was close as off topic? Jan 26, 2011 at 17:47
  • Also, you that closed this question may want to reopen this proposal Jan 26, 2011 at 17:49
  • A device like this is not commonly used in professional business networks. It is very common in SOHO gear. Almost any two pieces of network gear to be combined into a single package, and is very common in various situations.
    – Chris S
    Jan 26, 2011 at 18:05

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It's quite common to find a router with a switch-module (plus a bridge to wlan) in a single device.

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