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Topic # 111333 30-Oct-2012 18:24 Send private message

I've run out of ethernet ports in one room. I was going to buy a small switch, but I have a near newTD-8840 sitting unused. How do I need to configure it so that it will just function as a switch. Anything apart from disabling it's DHCP server?

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  Reply # 709373 30-Oct-2012 18:56 Send private message

That should be sufficient. You might want to check that the LAN IP isn't the same as existing hardware on your network.



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  Reply # 709396 30-Oct-2012 19:45 Send private message

sbiddle: You might want to check that the LAN IP isn't the same as existing hardware on your network.


What would I change it to? My modem is 192.168.1.1 and my router is 192.168.2.1.

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  Reply # 709422 30-Oct-2012 20:13 Send private message

Anything that isn't those two. I tend to use something like 192.168.2.254



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  Reply # 709501 30-Oct-2012 21:45 Send private message

Thanks guys, everything's working great.

Damn, I forgot how slow 100Mbps is. :)

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