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# 214179 1-May-2017 12:30
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I'd like to use a four port cisco srp521w as a switch to hook up 3-4 pcs to one ethernet jack. I've already shut off the wlan (not required) on the cisco.


The internet itself is hooked up by fibre with a server handling dhcp.


What ip should I assign to the cisco? The server's ip as gateway is


The dhcp scope on the server is to


A walk through would be very appreciated.

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  # 1773967 2-May-2017 05:17
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Nobody's ever re-purposed a router as a switch?
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Disable the DHCP and everything else on the router and if you want to get into it assign it a static IP what's not within your DHCP lease.


Yes plenty of people would have reused a router as a switch, but it's a terrible idea - especially when you can literally pick up a 5 port switch for $20 new, or pretty much for nothing on Trademe.



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