2014-09-09 10:22:15 UTC
router which feeds into 4 routers which each feed into wireless access
points or act as their own WAPs. Totally there are 11 wireless in all.
The router after the Comcast unit burned out. So, I figured that since
Comcast is providing DHCP and there are other routers elsewhere and they all
are providing DHCP, I'd put in a smart switch to replace the burned out
router. I figured that the high speed ports and the lack of DHCP and
whatnot would make things handshake faster and make the throughput fast.
Okay, when I hook up the Comcast and any one of the 4 routers, everything is
fine. Router talkes to Comcast like and old friend. And fast, too. But
when I plug in the other routers, they ignore Comcast and try talking to
each other. Bummer.
I've had good success with TP-Link, and this is their 8-port smart switch.
And since there is no port designated as WAN, they all kind of talk to each
other instead of to Comcast. Well, one always talks to Comcast. I've never
seen a situation like this.
So, I guess it's back to putting in a router instead of the switch, or
getting a switch that will treat Comcast as an input and not as a peer.
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