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A friend of mine sold me his wrt350n Linksys router for $10(I think that is pretty good) and I will be replacing my current wireless g router with that. I also run the sound and video stuff for my church. The church is networked by a series of switches which eventually lead to port in the sound booth where my one computer is. What my question is, can I somehow run that single connection to my old wireless g router and use the router as a switch as well as a wireless access point?
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Yes. Disable DHCP on the router and plug outbound line into one of the LAN ports. You now have 3 switched LAN ports.
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Will the wireless work as well?
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Will the wireless work as well?
Yes. Disabling DHCP does not disable the wireless. Disabling the DHCP prevents DHCP conflicts between your add-in router/AP unit and your main router's DHCP server. There are other technical issues that might arise if you don't disable DHCP, but that's the gist of it.
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you also need to change your routers ip to something not already in use on the network (I just usually add 1 to the last ip set (so 192.168.1.1 is now 192.168.1.2)
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