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Configure Netgear L3 switch as router

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Hello Experts;

I have a Netgear FSM7352PS L3 switch which I need to configure as a router.  The administration manual indicates that routing must be enabled for the device, then the interfaces (or ports) must be enabled for routing.

- I have enabled routing using the GUI (SYSTEM > ROUTING > IP > CONFIGURATION > ROUTING MODE = ENABLE)

- I have enabled routing on two interfaces/ports.  The port leading to an edge router and the port connected to the client. (SYSTEM > ROUTING > IP > INTERFACE CONFIGURATION > ROUTING MODE = ENABLE)

- I have added a default route which points to the edge router

It might be worth mentioning that the only IP assigned to the switch is to the management interface.

The host is unable to access the internet.   Are there other configurations that need to be made in order to have the netgear switch route? Do I need to assign an IP to each interface/port?

EDIT:  As I think about this I think I need to add a few more details.  The edge router that is the DG for the netgear switch is on the same subnet as the hosts and the switch.  In fact there are two edge routers that the netgear switch will need to forward traffic to.

The netgear has an ip of
Edge router #1 (DG of netgear) has an ip of
Edge router #2 has an ip of

I want all clients on the network to use the netgear as their DG, which will then route traffic to the appropriate edge router.

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