Would this setup work?

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The way things are setup, and the fact things cannot be returned, leads me to believe this is probably the best option for me.

What I want to know is would my PC's still be able to see the Xbox so I may use XBConnect? And how much of a hassle is it to install a router, like will I need to install software in all three of my computers?

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I'm not familiar with XBox so I'll leave that part alone.

Router needs no additional software. The router has an internal "web page" type setup that allows you to enter information specific to your ISP. You get that information from the ISP and if you aren't savvy, you can get your router manufacturer's tech support to walk you through entering that necessary info.

From that point on, all you do is connect as many or as few computers to the router or an uplinked hub/switch and each has instant access to the internet.
 

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Thank you, Alex.

Now that those questions are out of the way, would that setup work? Can you connect one switch to another to get additional ports (in this case a router to a switch)?
 
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Yes.

To uplink to another switch/hub, you use either the built-in uplink port on the router or switch and in the absence of an uplink port, you us a cross-over cable. The cross-over cable looks just like a regular CAT-5 cable. Unless they are marked as such, you cannot visually distinguish them. The cross-over simply has some wires internally reversed on one of the ends.

You can daisy-chain as many hubs/switches as you like. I think the router will have a limit of 254 computers it can handle.
 
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