Now fast forward to the present where I have a couple of pc's, two printers and other network devices and a router (Billion BiPAC 7800N) all connected to a network switch. Thus I can email, use the internet and print etc. (The router also connects directly to an Openreach VDSL MODEM.
Am I correct in thinking that I need the router to be connected in order for the pc's to be able to find and use the printers and the device?
The reason I ask is that recently I have been loosing connectivity to the printers and devices from the pc's and initially thought that it was the switch, now I am not so sure.
Hence my request for a "sanity" check.
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