Switch or Computer?

My Google Wifi router only has two ports. Is it possible to connect my WD My Cloud to a switch instead of the router? Or how about connecting it directly to my Mac desktop? I’m trying to free up a port on my router because I want to install MOCA adapters to get better wifi signal in a bonus room above my garage.

Most routers allow for a network switch to be connected to them to give additional ethernet ports. Be sure to use a gigabit switch if you have a gigabit router. You can buy switches in common formats of 2 or 8 ports (or even more} .