Can I use a di-604 as a switch behind a linksys befsx41 on DSL

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by ccc1522, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. ccc1522

    ccc1522 MDL Junior Member

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    I need more outlets on my network and have an old router (DLink DI-604) laying around. I am wandering if I can install it as a switch after my first router (Linksys BEFSX41)? I am using DSL from my ISP. I would like it to be on the same network as the first router. I have 8.1 installed on all computers activated with MTK 2.5-B5 dll injection method.

    Basically this would be the layout - DSL modem>Linksys>DLink>computer

    Thanks for all help.
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    disable DHCP and use plugs 1-4
    not the internet port to other router.
    use ports 1-4 so it gives u 3 for computers 1 to router and internet port not used to bypass firewall of dlink
     
  3. goldfinger

    goldfinger MDL Junior Member

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    I definitely agree.

    I have seen people do that so many times. I think I'm most surprised that it actually works more often than not. But the result is double NAT on the LAN.. :rolleyes: I always fix it when I see someone do that.

    I think a lot of "routers" are programmed for that situation, such as the Airport Extreme.
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #4 LatinMcG, Dec 18, 2013
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    i would do it backwards to prevent wifi issues.. wifi router first, then the linksys hardwired with no dhcp piggy backing from dlink dhcp

    modem>dlinkwifi> linksys hardwire router. no dhcp port 1-4 only, 3 to pc, 1 to router