Best setup for isp router/switch and 2nd personal switch

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by DeadByDawn, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. DeadByDawn

    DeadByDawn Limp Gawd

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    Hi Net gurus,
    I have a combo router/switch/wireless from my ISP.
    I also have another switch/wireless netgear upstairs.
    If I have a cable from my ISP router going to the uplink/Internet port on my personal switch,
    How should I set both of them up?

    - which dhcp should I use (I assume the ISP)?
    - If above is true, i assume I simply turn off dhcp on my netgear?
    - if i want to use my netgear wireless, will it assign ip addresses using my ISP routers dhcp?

    Thx in advance
     
  2. goodcooper

    goodcooper [H]ardForum Junkie

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    yes
    yes
    yes

    and i assume you meant your other switch/wireless netgear upstairs is actually a consumer router...

    also, don't use the WAN port...

    unless of course you don't like the ISP provided box, then you can turn everything off on it, use a bridge mode, and use your netgear... whichever you prefer
     
  3. DeadByDawn

    DeadByDawn Limp Gawd

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