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Old Routers.what to do with them.


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#1 diggiedo50

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:24 AM

I was just wondering i have 2 routers just lying around is there any use for them besides using for a wifi extender which I don't need.i was reading about network switch which I still have no idea what there talking about there as far as using it for that any suggestions would be very helpful tyvm in advance.



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:46 AM

now that most service providers are supplying wireless themselves, the market for wireless routers is dying.....



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 11:25 AM

you make a router just a switch by configuring it as follows:

assign it a ip address within your lan subnet but not in the dhcp scope of the router

disable its wifi

disable its dhcp server.

 

you now have a switch



#4 diggiedo50

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 01:30 PM

That is my ? what is a switch sry dont understand anything about a switch.



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 10:19 AM

? ever heard of google?  If you don't know something do like the rest of us... look it up.  Google network switch for more info



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 10:58 PM

That is my ? what is a switch sry dont understand anything about a switch.

See if these links will give you some ideas:
http://www.home-network-help.com/router-as-switch.html
https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/basics/lanwan-basics/30740-how-to-use-a-router-to-add-network-ports?start=1
And here's a classic for isolating computers from one another:
https://www.grc.com/nat/nats.htm

Edited by tos226, 06 June 2017 - 11:03 PM.





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