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How can i convert my router into switch?

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Old 20-01-2009
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How can i convert my router into switch?
  

Hello everyone,

I would like to convert my router into a switch. Is it that i have to only configured the "DHCP" settings? Can any one help me out how to do it?

Thanking you in advance.

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Re: How can i convert my router into switch?

You can turn any router into a switch by disabling the DHCP server on
the router. Now as far as being able to get an IP for a machine, there must
be a gateway device on the network whether that be a computer, router or FW
appliance that DHCP IP(s) or static IP(s) can be used by the switch. You
want to the machines on the router (now a switch) not accessible, then you
change the subnet on the router (now a switch) to be a different subnet mask
than the gateway device.

The principles for making a router a switch and using it are the same no
matter if it's a wire or wireless router.
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Re: How can i convert my router into switch?

Do you have a NAT(i.e. Network Address Translation Works) router? NAT routers have an option to disable NAT within it. If you don't have then,try to follow the below steps mention.

1) Turn off DHCP server.

2) Change the LAN address of the router to something outside the scope of the
DHCP server on the LAN.

3) Connect all computers and other routers as peers to the LAN side of the
router - connect nothing to the WAN side.
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Re: How can i convert my router into switch?

Hey you can do it with your user manual guide. If you have misplace it somewhere then no need to worry, you can download it from the manufacturer website for your specific model.
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