My previous home network involved just an Apple Time Capsule and an ADSL router. A LAN port of the ADSL router was simply connected to the WAN port of the Time Capsule through a straight ethernet cable. Additionally the Time Capsule provided Wi-Fi access to the Internet and to everything connected to the LAN; devices like a NAS used the ethernet switch port of the TC. Each host accessing that subnet used the DHCP provided by the TC to get its own IP address.
Now I added a layer 2 managed switch on that scenario and I'm having problems putting everything together. It's a Netgear GS724T.
Here's what I'm trying to achieve:
NAS+computers <--enet--> SWITCH <--enet--> TC <--enet--> ADSL router | Wi-Fi | computers
I'd like the home network to be based on the new switch and the packets to be routed to the Time Capsule (and eventually the ADSL router) in case they cross the subnet boundaries. So according to the diagram above, I'd just like that hosts connected to the switch and the wireless LAN (served by the TC) would see each other and both be able to see the Internet.
Of course I'd prefer (but not essential) the Time Capsule to serve every host with its DHCP server.
Is there something I'm doing wrong?
[UDPATE - What's the problem?]
I was way too generic with my question, I apologize. I'm having problems because it seems the TC doesn't help with its DHCP assigning addresses to the connected hosts in the whole LAN (switch and wifi should share the same subnet). But more important there's no way I understand how to route "internet" packets from the switched lan to the TC and in the end to the ADSL router. That's the most important problem I'm facing. Unfortunately the TC "interface" seems quite restricted to a limited set of actions (you know Apple don't like opening doors) and I'm sure there's a tricky way to get unlimited access through something like an ssh session. Unfortunately if I put that way it becomes a really wide question and maybe it's addressed to Apple users only, who may help fixing such a (IMO common) setup.
I may try connecting the switch directly to the adsl router...but would it work? I may try completely remove the TC to build an initial setup and see if it works. I'd like to put it again later because I want to add wifi extent to the lan.
I'll wait for a while for someone with specific suggestions