Question about NetGear (fs524na-promo) 24x10/100 Mbps Networking Switch
I've had to replace my linksys router with something immediately available to me, which is the Netgear fs-524. How do I set up this network switch to be used as a plain old router. So far I've plugged the dsl modem into the #1 port on the network switch, then plugged the 3 computers into the 2, 3, and 4 ports. What am I doing wrong here?
In order to use a switch as a router it must support layer 3(I.E. routing). It appears the switch you have is just a layer 2 device that can not "route" calls. Most of these switches(hub if you will) just switch traffic from one port to another, they can not change the IP or NAT traffic etc..
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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