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combining wired gateway, switch and wireless gateway


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mlwjackson

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I had a good deal offered to me for a new (current model) Belkin wireless gateway, However, I'm not sure that it will work with my current setup. I have a wired DSL gateway with only one port. That is connected to a switch which then has Cat 5e runs to various places in the house. Can I connect the wireless gateway to the end of one of the 5e cables that is connected to the switch? At that point the layout would be phone line to wired gateway, wired gateway to switch and switch to wireless gateway. Will this allow a wireless enabled laptop to access the broadband connection?
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CCMike

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yes it will, but keep in mind that buy connecting the first gateway to the WAN port on the second gateway your going to be on two different subnets at best, and at worst you'll have competing ip's from both gateways... The best way to do this would be to plug a wired connection from the switch into one of the LAN port on the wireless gateway and allow the first to handle ALL the IP address,

This way the second gateway is acting as a wireles switch and should work fine

I have setup several this way
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