Meetinghouse firewalls have a limited number of local area network (LAN) ports that devices can be connected to. A network switch can be used to increase the number of available network ports. In most cases facility management groups are responsible for purchasing and installing network switches.
A network switch is installed by connecting it to one of the LAN ports on the firewall using a network cable as shown below. See the instructions that came with the network switch for further information.
Expensive managed switches are not required in meetinghouses. A Cisco SF100-16 16 port unmanaged 10/100 switch (shown above) is available for facility management groups to purchase on LDS eMarket.