Adding a switch to a full router
Posted on 2006-06-08
Several questions here
I noticed on linksys router an uplink port . Is this for plugging in a switch ?? I was having a heck of a time expanding my router to manage like 12 total connections.
Is there any special need for an "auto sensing" switch. I dont see that the one I bought says this feature.
What would happen if port one on a router was used to hook up an 8 port switch . Can alll 8 new ports still work on the routers DHCP without getting confused ??
Seems like the more I worked on this, the worse it got. For some odd reason , at one point I was getting a gateway assignment that was the IP of the server itself as opposed to the gateway of the router. What would cause this ?
I need a review one more time on how to set DNS entries as primary on a client as the IP of ther server and then set the server for a forward look up zone that is the DNS # for the actual ISP ??? .... is it going to cause a problem on the clients to make a secondary entry that is an open DNS translator 126.96.36.199