Question about D-Link DI 514 Wireless Router (DI-514)
I have a DI-514 that I would like to use just as a hub not a router. Is it possible to configure it so that the router side is disabled and it just give me more ports for my existing router?
Any router can be used as a hub by not using the WAN port. The cable which connects to the rest of your network goes into one of the 4 LAN ports, leaving you 3 wired open ports to connect additional devices. The wireless part will continue to function nomally.
You'll want to disable the DHCP router function in this router. Do this before setting it up as the hub. Connect to it with a cable from a desktop machine into the router - no other network connections at the same time.
Either use the setup CD for the router, or browse to the router address (192.168.x.x) depending on if you're using the default address, or it's been reconfigured.
Then turn the DHCP server function off.
Connect it to the rest of the network, and you're good to go.
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
If you are trying to use a router as a hub it should be straight plug and play, unfortunatly hubs are a bit different from routers. You see routers smartly select which connections are most important and allow those connections to take presidence. Hubs allow all information to be shouted at once causing more of a congestion and a slower connection. As for the router once more, you will not get more connections unless your wireless.
I went on a tangent, i hope i helped your question. If this doesn't answer your problem please post again.
Please post what you do and how you did it. I look forward to your posts.
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
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