December 22nd, 2012, 04:27 PM
Wifi through a switch
I am adding a wifi hotspot to my network. Its the fourth one I am adding. I have read the tutorials on using a router for this and disabling DCHP and configuring a static IP address. I have done this for 192.168.1.2, 192.168.1.3 and 192.168.1.4. These all work fine when connected directly to the main router. However, if I connect 192.168.4 to a switch, and then to the main router, none of the wireless hotspots work. I have run out of main router connections.
Is it possible to use a router as a hotspot connected to a switch and then connected to the main router.
This is a wrt160n router using WPA2 security.
Need expert advise.
December 22nd, 2012, 05:40 PM
It should be possible, yes. Make sure you're not connecting the hotspot router's WAN port.
December 22nd, 2012, 06:23 PM
Its plugged into one of the four normal router ports.
Originally Posted by E-Oreo
December 23rd, 2012, 03:15 PM
I actually tried it again and it is working with 192.168.1.4.