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#233681 27-Apr-2018 14:47
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Hi all,

 

 

 

i wonder, anyone had luck with using a switch to replace router, to get internet access.

 

my current one is wall box - router - WAP, want to know it could be wall box - switch - WAP.

 

anyone had luck with the similar setup please let me know what switch you have :)

 

 

 

My other set up main router – wifi  to a repeater then cable to a NAS+htpc, it works fine when main router is running fine, but once main router is having a brain fart, htpc would not be able to get data from NAS through repeater. Would adding a switch fix the issue, repeater-switch-NAS+htpc, so when repeater is not connected to main router, the sub-network of nas+htpc still works ok?

 

 

 

i know this is not the best way to setup home network, but it is not my own house, possible to run cables between walls could be low.

 

 

 

thanks for any ideas and help

 

 

 

Sam


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  #2003547 27-Apr-2018 14:54
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Hi, a switch will not provide NAT, so only one device would be able to access the internet without a router

 

Can you purhaps provide a picture of what you network layout is so we might be able to help

 

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  #2003548 27-Apr-2018 14:55
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Depends what you mean by Wall Box?

 

What sort of internet do you have? UFB/DSL? Something else?

 

 

 

Generally you need something that is going to authenticate your session/connection with your ISP, which is what the router does. You can get switches that do it, but they are usually more complicated and expensive than a router.


 
 
 
 




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  #2003549 27-Apr-2018 14:59
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i have vodafone fibre i will post a drawing ASAP thanks for all the quick reply, you guys rock


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  #2003594 27-Apr-2018 15:15
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Just invest in a better router like an EdgeRouter Lite or EdgeRouter 4




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  #2003609 27-Apr-2018 15:39
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is this ok?


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  #2003614 27-Apr-2018 15:46
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Hi, well assuming the lan ports of the EX6200 are acting as a switch and the four devices down stream are not requiring DNS and have already DHCP leases, then they should work, however its possible that the lan ports drop service if there is no uplink.

 

As for bottle necks, using a wireless extender is going to be a bad solution, is there no way you can run a cable from the R7000 to the four devices.

 

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  #2003622 27-Apr-2018 15:51
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thanks for your reply Cyril, i know the repeater is a bad option. but my landlord stay downstairs where the R7000 is located, i would not run the cable, i tried powerline, but no luck, thats why i would love to have an independent network upstairs in my area, i dont want to have no access to my movie when there is something wrong with r7000 at the middle of the night. hence was thinking of adding a switch


 
 
 
 


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  #2003630 27-Apr-2018 15:56
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So all your network devices are connected via a WiFi extender? If so there is your major issue right there. You have an incredibly poor network setup.

 

 

 

 




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  #2003634 27-Apr-2018 16:00
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yes thats correct,

 

the repeater is the only thing could bring internet to my unit, if there anything i could do from repeater onward?


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  #2003641 27-Apr-2018 16:10
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iamsammajor:

 

yes thats correct,

 

the repeater is the only thing could bring internet to my unit, if there anything i could do from repeater onward?

 

 

Nope. That's your weakest link and a major bottleneck in your network. Why is the ONT not located where it's suitable?

 

The smartest thing would have been a true wireless link between the ONT and the router and place the router where your equipment actually is.




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  #2003642 27-Apr-2018 16:11
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sbiddle:

 

iamsammajor:

 

yes thats correct,

 

the repeater is the only thing could bring internet to my unit, if there anything i could do from repeater onward?

 

 

Nope. That's your weakest link and a major bottleneck in your network. Why is the ONT not located where it's suitable?

 

The smartest thing would have been a true wireless link between the ONT and the router and place the router where your equipment actually is.

 

 

 

 

what is a true wireless link?


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  #2003691 27-Apr-2018 18:11
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what is a true wireless link?

 

Something like a pair of UBNT nano stations 5GHz ones ideally

 

Cyril




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  #2003694 27-Apr-2018 18:23
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what about a switch, would it make htpc and pc and nas work together without the main router(or the repeater)? 


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  #2003695 27-Apr-2018 18:27
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Yes, but only if DNS requests and fresh DHCP leases are required, typically I would say no, so a reasonable chance it would be ok.

 

A suitable switch https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SWHDLK1005A/D-Link-DGS-1005A-5-Port-Gigabit-Switch-Plastic-Hou

 

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  #2003704 27-Apr-2018 18:53
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switch wont make a difference as the EX6200 has gigabit ethernet ports and any traffic between items connected to those ports will bypass the wifi link which will be the bottleneck of the system.


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