I ran a Zennet scan on the house network the other day and discovered the network isn't set up quite the way I want it. The house internet comes into a wireless router and I then pick up a signal from that with a netgear N300 router set up as a wireless extender with wireless not visible. My 4 systems are wired into that. I had assumed my smaller hard wired network was a subnetwork of the house network but according to the net topography, I'm actually setup as sn extension of the network.
I'm looking for a managed switch that I hope will create a seperate subnetwork for my systems.
My plan is to run the N300 signal into the switch then distributed to the individual systems. I have no access to the house router and my only connection to it is via wireless.
I'm currently in hardcore savings mode for a new vehicle so I don't want to spend much more then $20. Looking for a 4+ port so I have hopefully have room for expansion(I have 5 more operational desktops not hooked up piled around my desk that I may find a use for). I only have one system I use regularly but have an interest in networking/network security/hacking and intend on using the extra systems as targets.
Spec's I'd like are 8 ports, Gigabit, managed.
The sad part is I had a big Cisco switch(rack mount either 32 or 64 port) I sold this summer as I had no use for it at the time foe $5. It floated around for a while and I never really checked it out.
Edited by Ravenbar, 31 October 2016 - 07:42 PM.