How make a a swith out of a router

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Oli4

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Hi guys, I've got an smc 7004VBR router.
but now i get 2 ip's from my cable company and want to use the router as a switch only.(it has a built in switch)
does anyone of u know how to make a switch of the router?
 
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Why does everyone think they need more than one IP address from their ISP? Unless you are running servers, just take the one address, and use your router/NAT to put as many boxes on your own network as you want.

If you are running a server offering something to the Internet, hence the reason for the second IP address, just do a static NAT using the second address pointing to the respective server's private IP address.

Otherwise there is no need for the second address.
 
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