Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




Lock him up!
10960 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

# 261553 3-Dec-2019 10:42
Send private message quote this post

I know my way around computers but most networking stuff is over my head. I am trying to diagnose some issues on my home network and would like to configure a spare B315 as a simple LAN switch. Can anyone advise on this?

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


Create new topic
771 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2365500 3-Dec-2019 10:44
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Probably just disable DHCP & make sure it's IP address doesn't conflict with anything else on your network. 


867 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 2365542 3-Dec-2019 12:03
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Honestly, with a B315, you configure it as a LAN switch by spending $20 and buying a 5 port switch.

 

Those things are NOT good to do anything except exactly what they're sold for, and even then they're incredibly rudimentary. Save yourself the headache, those are one of the devices that I would never put on a network unless they were strictly needed.





Anything I say is the ramblings of an ill informed, opinionated so-and-so, and not representative of any of my past, present or future employers, and is also probably best disregarded.


 
 
 
 




Lock him up!
10960 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2365589 3-Dec-2019 12:29
Send private message quote this post

toejam316:

 

Honestly, with a B315, you configure it as a LAN switch by spending $20 and buying a 5 port switch.

 

Those things are NOT good to do anything except exactly what they're sold for, and even then they're incredibly rudimentary. Save yourself the headache, those are one of the devices that I would never put on a network unless they were strictly needed.

 

 

Sorry but not really helpful. I need to do some tests and I don't live where $20 switches are just around the corner. I want to temporarily substitute other switches to see if it makes any difference. Apart from that, I relied on B315s for my Internet connection with my previous ISP, and they worked well enough for that, at least for a long time. I just need to do a test and I have them available and the topic is how do I configure them for that purpose?

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


'That VDSL Cat'
11324 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  # 2365591 3-Dec-2019 12:30
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Turn DHCP off. it will then be a switch.





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


867 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 2365593 3-Dec-2019 12:41
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

toejam316:


Honestly, with a B315, you configure it as a LAN switch by spending $20 and buying a 5 port switch.


Those things are NOT good to do anything except exactly what they're sold for, and even then they're incredibly rudimentary. Save yourself the headache, those are one of the devices that I would never put on a network unless they were strictly needed.



Sorry but not really helpful. I need to do some tests and I don't live where $20 switches are just around the corner. I want to temporarily substitute other switches to see if it makes any difference. Apart from that, I relied on B315s for my Internet connection with my previous ISP, and they worked well enough for that, at least for a long time. I just need to do a test and I have them available and the topic is how do I configure them for that purpose?


 


Assume the worst and answer for it - you were asking for a repurposed b315 as a switch, not as an analog for a switch to test with briefly.
Follow the other suggestions you've received in this thread, but I'd still say it isn't really comparable to a switch. I'd recommend buying one to have spare if you can't get easy access to them.




Anything I say is the ramblings of an ill informed, opinionated so-and-so, and not representative of any of my past, present or future employers, and is also probably best disregarded.


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.