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    Reconfigure router as switch.

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    by pcward6 ·

    I have an SMC Barricade Broadband Router that I wish to use as a switch. How do I configure as such. I want to plug it into a wireless router/broadband modem (2wire HomePortal 1000sw). How do I set it up??

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    • #2671876

      Reply To: Reconfigure router as switch.

      by cg it ·

      In reply to Reconfigure router as switch.

      doesn’t work that way. The router has a built in 4 port switch. Can’t turn off the router portion. Switches are inexpensive. better to just buy one than having to mess around with configuring gateways,routing & subnets.

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      Reply To: Reconfigure router as switch.

      by pcward6 ·

      In reply to Reconfigure router as switch.

      Well I did get it to work as a switch. There is an “uplink” connection on the front of the router, using a “crossover” cable (cat 5) I was able to make it work. It has some issues when two wireless ports are in use. Works most (95%) of the time. If it starts to be more hassle than it is worth, I’ll purchase a switch or hub. Thanks for your help.

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