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22-Jun-2011, 09:28 PM #1
Installing Firewall / 8 Port Switch and Wireless Router
I am attempting to add a Netgear FVS318 firewall / 8port switch and Want to keep using my Wireless router to broadcast a wireless signal. I attempted to "daisy chain" the wireless router into the firewall 8port switch.. I am having a terrible time trying to figure out what I am doing or if it is even worth doing.

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22-Jun-2011, 10:04 PM #2
  1. Unplug your wireless router from anything on the network.
  2. Connect your computer to one of its LAN ports and configure its LAN IP address to a free address on your LAN. The address you use must not be used by anything else in your LAN.
  3. Turn of DHCP.
  4. Save the settings and reboot the router.
  5. Unplug your computer.
  6. Connect a cable from a LAN port on your FVS318 to a LAN port on your wireless router.
  7. That's it!
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23-Jun-2011, 11:50 AM #3
Will Do
As soon as I can disconnect my router I will give it a go, Thanks!
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23-Jun-2011, 08:08 PM #4
Argh!
Ok, So I did as instructed and the wireless router, which i assigned to 192.168.1.99 seems to be broadcasting.

But I am not getting internet service at the moment. I may have set the firewall / 8 port switch up incorrectly. Should I enable DHCP on my firewall switch or give it any specific settings? Should I run setup wizard on the switch?

Pretty much clueless as to why its not functioning.

Sorry for being so un-familiar with this stuff. Thanks in advance for the help.

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24-Jun-2011, 08:48 AM #5
The FVS318 is a router (in addition to 8 port switch, etc.), and I'm sure an assumption behind btop's instructions is that it is functioning as a router including an enabled Dhcp server.
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