I just got a Linksys SRW224G4 switch (24 10/100, 4 10/100/1000)
I already have a Linksys WRT54GS router. (I know it's old, but it works)
My problem is that well, I have no idea what I'm doing. I tried to hook up everything to the switch and have the router act as a peripheral on the switch, but I couldn't make it work. I am turning to you for help.
My devices that need to be hard wired
- Wireless router
- Windows Home Server (media streaming/data backup)
- My Gaming PC
- Roku (streaming media)
- PS3 (streams some media from WHS)
- TV (for the guide)
- Blu Ray (for updates)
Ideally, I wanted to run the devices like this
Modem --> Switch --> Devices (including wireless router)
So that the router would act as a hotspot on the network. I have no idea how to set this up and am looking for some general guidance.
Currently, the router is set up for DHCP. Can the switch handle that or does my router have to sit between the switch and the modem? Does it matter which port on the switch goes out to the internet? How do I access the management consoles on the switch?