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How to convert a Wireless B router into a switch?

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Last response: in Networking
February 2, 2009 3:15:12 AM

So I have a linksys wireless B router sitting here doing nothing. My friend needs a switch, He has 5 PC's to plug into a 4 port router. Thus the need for a switch.

I'm pretty sure you can disable something on the wireless B router to just use its switching capability, and allow the first router to do the DHCP work.

I would appreciate it if someone could confirm this and give me a little guidance on how to achieve all this.

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February 2, 2009 10:17:21 AM

Disable DHCP & Wireless, change the IP address to be in the same range as the current router (ie: and only use the LAN ports.

February 2, 2009 9:35:11 PM

aight nice. thanks ^^ dude.

I knew saving that thing would be worthwhile