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RalphPeters 08-09-2011 09:37 AM

Turn Router into Switch
 
I have a Linksys WRT610N that I would like to connect to my existing network as a switch but I'm not sure how to configure it.

The linksys has settings as follows:

Internet Connection Type: (changed to static from auto)
Internet IP : ?
Subnet Mask (set 255.255.255.0)
Default Gateway (network uses 192.168.1.254, not sure what to enter)
DNS ?

Network Settings

IP address: ?(tried assigning 192.168.1.88)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

DHCP Server (set to disabled)

Any help appreciated

Red Squirrel 08-09-2011 11:50 AM

What you did should work, the key is disabling DHCP. And don't use the WAN port, just use the others, and you should be fine.

RalphPeters 08-09-2011 01:42 PM

The router is not accepting the settings I put in.
It says ip does not match gateway, tried a few different ways but it's not accepting the settings.

RalphPeters 08-09-2011 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Red Squirrel (Post 703614)
What you did should work, the key is disabling DHCP. And don't use the WAN port, just use the others, and you should be fine.

Thanks, seems like I was changing settings that didn't need to be. Just had to disable DHCP server and that did the trick.


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