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LAURLEE

@sbcglobal.net

NUBE - need more ethernet ports att Uverse 2WIRE

I have run out of ports on my ATT Uverse supplied router. I need at least 3 more. I thought I could use a Netgear router I have but no luck. Do I need to purchase a switch? if so what kind and how to link it to the ATT router and other devices? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


Mangix

join:2012-02-16
united state
easy to do with third party firmware like dd-wrt or tomato. just disable the WAN interface.

for stock firmware, typically plugging an ethernet cable to the LAN side of the second router and disabling DHCP is enough. Only a four port switch in that case though.


mackey
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reply to LAURLEE
A switch is the preferred way; just plug it into any of the LAN ports on the AT&T router.

If you already have it you can probably use that Netgear router. First, hook it up to a computer (do NOT connect it to the AT&T router yet) and log in to its admin interface and disable the DHCP server. If it does not allow you to disable the DHCP server then it CANNOT be used. After you disable it, just use a cable and connect one of its LAN ports to one of the LAN ports on the AT&T router. Do not use the WAN port for anything.

/M


Dennis
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reply to LAURLEE


LAURLEE

@sbcglobal.net
reply to mackey
thanks for the detailed reply. I will try as you suggested with the router I have. If by chance I can not turn off DHCP, which type of switch should i look to buy?


Mangix

join:2012-02-16
united state
switches do not have DHCP. routers do.

that being said, you can still use a router as a switch if you just use the LAN side with disabled DHCP.

Secyurityet
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untied state
reply to Dennis
said by Dennis:

if you buy a switch stick to the 8 or 5 port model of this:

»www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-GS108NA-P···ar+gs108

X2 -- I've got the 105 and it runs like a tank.


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said by Secyurityet:

said by Dennis:

if you buy a switch stick to the 8 or 5 port model of this:

»www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-GS108NA-P···ar+gs108

X2 -- I've got the 105 and it runs like a tank.

x3 - I have two and they are tanks.
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mackey
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said by ilikeme:

said by Secyurityet:

said by Dennis:

if you buy a switch stick to the 8 or 5 port model of this:

»www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-GS108NA-P···ar+gs108

X2 -- I've got the 105 and it runs like a tank.

x3 - I have two and they are tanks.

Don't let that metal case fool you, the board inside is the same cheap Chinese crap as all the others. I had an original GS105 that I got back when gigabit was new and it died after about 3 years (started as random packet corruption finally degrading to 80%+ packet loss between any 2 ports) I also had a FS108 that the link/status LEDs were always on no matter what before they stopped lighting completely. I switched to D-Link and haven't needed to replace anything since.

/M


ILpt4U
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reply to Dennis
said by Dennis:

if you buy a switch stick to the 8 or 5 port model of this:

»www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-GS108NA-P···ar+gs108

That would be the one to get. Most U-Verse techs carry the 8 port model on their trucks in case more Ethernet ports are needed while on the jobsite

»www.att.com/equipment/accessory-···q_model= is the link to order directly from AT&T, but shopping around you can tend to find a better price when checking newegg, ebay, amazon, tigerdirect, bestbuy, etc etc


Dennis
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reply to mackey
said by mackey:

Don't let that metal case fool you, the board inside is the same cheap Chinese crap as all the others.

No doubt but when dealing with multicast and IGMPv3 I'd just recommend sticking with the approved models from AT&T. I've seen performance slow downs and other issues caused by using different models. In my opinion it just isn't worth the risk.
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LAURLEE

@sbcglobal.net
Thanks again. I will try my router today. I have a possible related question.... Several times a day My adapter disappears from my wireless network window. This is after I get a message saying limited connection or no networks available. I have to restart my laptop constantly or use ethernet connection. Must be my laptop since this doesn't happen on other wireless devices in my home. Any ideas?

Oedipus

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reply to mackey
said by mackey:

I switched to D-Link and haven't needed to replace anything since.

/M

Give it time. They're all squeezed out of the same mold until you get into the higher end Dell/HP/Cisco/Juniper switches.


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reply to LAURLEE
said by LAURLEE :

Thanks again. I will try my router today. I have a possible related question.... Several times a day My adapter disappears from my wireless network window. This is after I get a message saying limited connection or no networks available. I have to restart my laptop constantly or use ethernet connection. Must be my laptop since this doesn't happen on other wireless devices in my home. Any ideas?

Look for an updated wireless driver.

If that doesn't work, many laptops have a compartment on the bottom where the wifi card is. You may check out the antenna connections and make sure it's fully seated. Or you can try a USB wifi adapter.
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doubleohwhat

join:2008-10-25
Birmingham, AL
It's also possible that the wireless card itself is loose. That said, a reboot wouldn't fix that. So you may have a software issue.

Paralel

join:2011-03-24
Michigan, US
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reply to LAURLEE
Also possible, the chipset of the wifi adapter in the laptop and the gateway are not compatible. It's more uncommon now than it used to be, but I still see it. Some chipsets just aren't compatible with one another.