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  1. #1
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    [Resolved]Use older Router as switch???

    I upgraded my older Netgear RT314 Router to a newer Netgear Wireless Router/Firewall.

    Is there a way to use the RT314 as a switch only? I tried disabling DHCP, but it didnít work.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Use older Router as switch???

    if RT314 is a 4 port router, you can plug your source cable into a LAN port (not WAN port) of the RT314 and use the other 3 ports (if RT314 is a 4 port router) as normal. Just dont plug anything into WAN port of router.

    What I did is reverse, I used old router as I always have, took cable from 4th port of old router and plugged into new wireless 4 port router into a LAN port, not uplink port. I had already disabled DHCP on wireless router and that function is all handled by old router.


    T

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    Re: Use older Router as switch???

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigsman
    if RT314 is a 4 port router, you can plug your source cable into a LAN port (not WAN port) of the RT314 and use the other 3 ports (if RT314 is a 4 port router) as normal. Just dont plug anything into WAN port of router.

    What I did is reverse, I used old router as I always have, took cable from 4th port of old router and plugged into new wireless 4 port router into a LAN port, not uplink port. I had already disabled DHCP on wireless router and that function is all handled by old router.


    T

    You are the man!!! Thanks very much. I would have never thought about doing it that way.

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