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Will this wireless router/switch set up work?

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March 20, 2013 2:09:08 PM

Currently I have a wired router behind my modem with a wireless router piggy backing off of it (due to the number of devices in my home that require ethernet). I would like to replace both routers, but instead of piggybacking routers, I think it would be much easier/cheaper to buy a switch. I've never used a switch before, so I wanted to post a thread here to make sure I will be going about this properly before I buy the hardware below. What I'm wondering is...

If I buy this router:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=33-124-...

and this switch:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will they work together? My plan is to hook up the linksys router directly to my modem, then put the switch behind the router. Like this:

Modem -> WAN Port on Linksys

Linksys port 1 -> Port 1 on switch

Last stupid question, will DHCP work through the switch as well as the three extra ports on the router?
March 20, 2013 4:10:49 PM

Yes it all works like you say. All the lan ports are on the same network and appear to be one large switch.

I would look for a better router. You can get much better units than that for the money you want to spend. That is a old model that does not support 802.11n
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