[Gllug] OT: old router as switch or buy dedicated switch

Chris Bell chrisbell at 3966.ukfsn.org
Thu Oct 15 21:25:30 UTC 2009

On Thu 15 Oct, gvim wrote:
> I've just replaced my old Netgear RP114 4-port router with a better 3-NIC Alix/m0n0wal
> l model and I'm now using the Netgear as a switch by connecting the Alix LAN port to o
> ne of the 4 LAN ports on the Netgear. My question is whether this in any way degrades 
> connectivity compared with a standard SOHO unmanaged switch? If so, any recommendation
> s for such a switch?
> gvim

   You could have problems if it tries to allocate NAT addresses using DHCP
and conflicts with the new one.

Chris Bell www.chrisbell.org.uk (was www.overview.demon.co.uk)
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