Question about NetGear (fs524na-promo) 24x10/100 Mbps Networking Switch

1 Answer

Using network switch as a router

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?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I connect my Netgear DGND3700 router to Fibre internet (BT infinity)


Hi there
Your Netgear router will not connect to BT Infinity directly as the built-in modem is ADSL/ADSL2+ and Fibre requires a VDSL modem as in the HomeHub5 or the BT Openreach modem. Either of these can be used with your Netgear as a subsidiary router/access point. You may now be able to get a router with a VDSL modem built in but 3 years ago it was really only available from BT and BT did not support other makes.
Hope this clarifies matters though perhaps not too helpful

Nov 08, 2014 | Network Computing Devices (NSH800S/A)...

1 Answer

My Netgear FS605 stopped working. All lights flashing about 1x/sec. No change in cabling or configuration in past year. Upstream Linksys N wireless router working fine. Tried disconnectring ethernet...


Are you able to ping between systems connected to the same Netgear FS605 switch and in same VLAN.
I suspect either switch port or Uplink cable issue.
Please try changing a new cable and if no improvement then please try with a different switch port.

Jan 08, 2011 | NetGear FS605 (FS605SE) Networking Switch

1 Answer

I have a Linksys SRW224G4 connected to a Netgear DG834 ADSL 2 modem 4 port router. It seems to drop the connection every 5 minutes or so. I've checked all the ethernet cables with a tester to ensure no...


The linksys may be assigning IP addresses that conflict with the router. Usually you need to disable Dynamic IP assignment in downstream routers and switches.

Sep 27, 2010 | Linksys SRW224G4 24-Port Ethernet Switch

1 Answer

I just got this dynex 4 port ethernet hub and i have comcast wired internet . and i want to hook it up to my xbox 360 and my computer but , it wont let me . when i try to get xbox live it says network...


Hi,

You need a router not a hub or a switch. with the help of the router you can share the comcast cable internet on multiple devices. A hub or a switch can not do this.

Get it replaced with a router. You can buy Linksys or Netgear router.

Rashish

Aug 17, 2010 | Dynex 4-Port 10 Mbps Ethernet Hub

1 Answer

Do network switchs allow multiple online use.. i have a netgear gs605 5 port giga switch ...will it rout with games and pc


Switches will not allow multiple computers to talk to each other for games without the combined use of a router UNLESS you assign each a static IP address and identical subnet masks. You won't be able to use multiple computers no the internet unless you get a router. So....you should get a router. There are great Linksys ones for $50 or less that also have wireless builtin, I would recommend getting on of those.

Feb 20, 2010 | NetGear GS605 5x1000 Mbps Networking...

1 Answer

Blinking light on NetGear FS108


One LED is a Link light that will blink on activity.
The other shows link speed.
These boxes have AutoUplink negotiation so no crossover cables are required.
Test again with a standard straight though ethernet / CAT5 cable.

Mar 19, 2009 | NetGear FS108 8-Port Ethernet Switch

1 Answer

Home Network Problem with Netgear MR814 and Netgear FS105


Is your ReplayTV and Xbox configured to use DHCP? If not, you may need to configure static IP addresses for each of them.

Feb 17, 2009 | NetGear ProSafe FS105 5-Port Ethernet...

1 Answer

LAN Switch Ports


Try this website to start. http://member.dnsstuff.com/pages/tools.php

Oct 06, 2007 | Linksys 5-Port Ethernet Switch (SD205-UK)

2 Answers

Networking


Yes, but you'll need a crossover cable to connect the two routers. You could buy a hub or a switch. They are easier to configure and cheaper.

Sep 27, 2007 | Linksys SD208 8-Port Ethernet Switch...

Not finding what you are looking for?
NetGear (fs524na-promo) 24x10/100 Mbps Networking Switch Logo

Related Topics:

173 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top NetGear Networking Hubs & Switches Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4753 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

13529 Answers

Are you a NetGear Networking Hub and Switch Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...