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# 261553 3-Dec-2019 10:42
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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?

 

 





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  # 2365500 3-Dec-2019 10:44
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Probably just disable DHCP & make sure it's IP address doesn't conflict with anything else on your network. 


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  # 2365542 3-Dec-2019 12:03
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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.





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  # 2365589 3-Dec-2019 12:29
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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?

 

 





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  # 2365591 3-Dec-2019 12:30
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Turn DHCP off. it will then be a switch.





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  # 2365593 3-Dec-2019 12:41
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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.




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