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can i use a network switch to stand in

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for a router ?
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As far as I know?. No.

No DCHP or gateway. Unless your modem can do DCHP?.

otherwise, all a switch would be good for is internal network. At least thats my understanding.
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Yep
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how would i go about doing so?
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you can if the switch is managed ( assigns IP's to the things connected to it) but if its a small switch chances are its unmanaged, so you have to have the router before it to assign the IP's for the things attached.
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Get an old PC slap 2 NICs in it, and install smoothwall on it. Smooth wall will turn the PC into a fully funtioning router.

www.smoothwall.org
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i have a 8 port and a 4 port linksys
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Originally Posted by sP00N View Post
Get an old PC slap 2 NICs in it, and install smoothwall on it. Smooth wall will turn the PC into a fully funtioning router.

www.smoothwall.org
Hmm, that costs a little more than a router (need to buy 2 PCI cards and then the power to run it 24/7).

I got a router off e-bay for $8 shipped 3 years ago. Still using it.
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