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Router with bad Internet port

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Last response: in Networking
March 14, 2010 1:15:30 PM

I have a Lynksys WRT600N wireless router with Internet/WAN port that stopped working. The other 4 wired port and wireless part seems to work fine. So I have 2 questions - does anyone know how to fix this and does it make sense to use this router as a network switch + wireless access point in combination with a cheaper wired router connected to my cable modem?

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March 14, 2010 4:00:43 PM

You can certainly use it as a switch, WAP (wireless access point), or both. I would never throw it out!

How do you know the WAN port has stopped working (as in, it’s broke, which you seem to imply)? Are you sure it’s not just a configuration error? Was it working for some time and then suddenly stopped? I wouldn't say it never happens, but an actual failed WAN port is rather unusual.