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How to connect wifi router to an existing switch?

Hello,

I have a 8 port switch, on that the broadband cable is plugged to the 'internet' port, one cable is connected to my pc @port 1 other is connected to my brother's pc @port 2.
Now I want to add a wifi router, just so I can use internet on my smart phones.
The router is Tenda W316R.

Can anyone help me with the steps involved to achieve this?

PS. My ISP uses static IP configuration.
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  1. Are you sure it is an 8 port switch, if it is, your modem from your isp is most likely a router as well. In this case, just connect the new wireless to one of the ports on its LAN ports and allow the modem to give its devices an IP.

    Before this you should log into the wireless router and disable its DHCP so that your main router/modem will manage the connections.
  2. nukemaster said:
    Are you sure it is an 8 port switch, if it is, your modem from your isp is most likely a router as well. In this case, just connect the new wireless to one of the ports on its LAN ports and allow the modem to give its devices an IP.

    Before this you should log into the wireless router and disable its DHCP so that your main router/modem will manage the connections.


    If I disable DHCP, my android phone shows "obtaining IP address" for a while, then shows "avoided poor internet connection". With DHCP enabled, I can access the home page of the router from my phone. I typed in static IP info manually and it showed connected, but I could not browse any pages, ie no access to internet.
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    DHCP has to be on for the phones and other devices. DHCP is how devices obtain(phones/computers/consoles/tv's ect) or give out(routers) IP's.

    The reason for turning it off on the second router is so that the main router can deal with all connections(it will hand out IP's to devices no matter how they connect). If you leave it on both, it can lead to issues.

    If you for some reason WANT lets say phones do not be able to see your home computers, you can leave it on and use the WAN port on the second router to connect to a LAN port on the main router or switch.
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