Setting up AD Tags: Routers Servers Networking Last response: January 15, 2013 5:44 PM in Networking Share mpavao81 January 15, 2013 4:54:01 PM I am thinking of setting up a AD at home to test and learn for my AD cert. Now i was considering installing Server 2012 on my laptop and using that as my AD server. I also have a desktop which i will be using to login to an AD profile. Now my question is do i need a switch for these devices to communicate or can i use my router. My router is a DIR-815 More about : setting calmstateofmind January 15, 2013 5:31:10 PM You should be able to use your router as a switch. Just assign the router a non conflicting IP, turn off its DCHP and use a LAN port to connect it to your network. That should take care of it! m 0 l mpavao81 January 15, 2013 5:44:45 PM Thanks ill give that a try. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Problems setting up AD Forum Trouble setting up ad hoc wireless network at home Forum Setting up AD Users and Computers on desktop Forum Which route to take, setting up DNS for AD Forum Setting up an Ad-Hoc system, advice needed. Forum SolvedSetting up a switch vs adding access point? Forum Is there any way to set up an Ad Hoc like this? Forum Set up a computer-to-mobile wifi(ad hoc) network Forum Setting up a Virtual Server/adding files Forum Proper way to set up DNS for AD and Internet access for In.. Forum SolvedWould I be Limiting my power with adding a gtx 770 lightning to my set-up? Forum Will adding another drive and setting up RAID 0 wipe data on 1st drive Forum Adding another Hard Drive and setting up RAID Forum Gigabyte z68a-d3h-b3 Vcore setting in Bios Forum Adding one stick of RAM to a current dual-channel set up. Forum Adding one stick of RAM to a current dual-channel set up. Forum SolvedSetting up RAID on an ASRock Z97 Extreme4 (OS Won't Boot) Forum SolvedSetting up Windows 7 Ultimate Forum SolvedHelp setting up 24 port switch for CS:GO Lan event Forum SolvedHelp setting up direction audio (surround sound) for battlefid 4 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !