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Is it a bad idea to daisy chain to an internet router through an external drive? [Resolved]

I'm interested in setting up a wired connection to my router, in order to achieve a faster internet connection than I can get from built-in 802.11n. My 2012 Mac Book Air has only one Thunderbolt 1 port, and that port is in use by an external LaCie HD with two Thunderbolt ports. So I would be connecting to the internet this way:

2012 MacBook Air >
Thunderbolt 1 Cable >
Lacie HD > 
Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter > 
Fast Cat5E UTP Patch Cable > 
Netgear Router >
cable modem

Will having a hard drive between a laptop and its internet connection impose a significant performance cost?

Question Credit: ChristopherE
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Asked January 11, 2019
Posted Under: Apple
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