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Using router as a switch?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by BigRazer93, 4 Oct 2009.

  1. BigRazer93

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Aug 2009

    Posts: 2,845

    hello, i have got a question, we are with bt so we have the bthome hub, but then we where going to talk talk because you cant p2p with bt. So we got a router from talk talk (adsl) and we didnt sign for it so we dont have to get it back. But then we went back to bt because talk talk where terrible, they didnt put us live. So my question is, if i ran an ethernet cable from the bt homehub into the d link router we got from talk talk, can we use the d link as a 4 port switch???
    E.g i am using ethernet cable from bthome hub into my pc, i have 2 keep putting the cable out oif my pc into 360 for xb live, could i put the cable into router and have 2 ethernet cables from the router? thanks
     
  2. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 36,377

    Location: Staffordshire

    Just make sure that the routers DHCP server is switched off, and then yes, it will function fine as a 4-port switch.
     
  3. BigRazer93

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Aug 2009

    Posts: 2,845

    thankyou