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Modem to gigabit switch to e1200 wireless router for DHCP

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October 4, 2012 4:27:00 PM

The first part, is this even possible? Modem to switch.

Second part, e1200 router plugged into switch, handles DHCP for the switch.

Plug gigabit computers into the switch, non gigabit/wireless devices into the e1200 router.

If e1200 can't handle DHCP for the switch, could I configure a DHCP linux server directly to the switch?

I don't want to limit my network to my e1200 speeds when I have a gigabit capable modem and a gigabit capable switch.
October 4, 2012 4:48:46 PM

Is it a true modem or is it a router... many people call the device provided by the ISP a modem when many times it is a router.

If it is a router then maybe.

If not then you have the issue of how do you share a single IP address with out the need to pass though a router. This is the key function must people need a router for.

It all most likely does not matter. I doubt you have a internet connection that is even 50m much less a gig. If you really do have a gig internet connection then a couple extra real ips is nothing compared to the many thousands of dollars a month you are paying already.
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