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belomeclone

join:2010-04-08

I am following this guide, more wired connections?

I am following this: »Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »Replacing the Actiontec (part 3): WAN-to-LAN keeps Guide and VOD (easier)

It has been a long time since I set it up so I cannot remember exactly, but would it be possible to use this for more wired ports? I work from home now so I have to unplug my NAS to plug in my laptop, but I'd like both plugged in. Does anyone know if that will work?

Thank you!!



birdfeedr
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Warwick, RI
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If your primary router is connected to ONT by ethernet, then you have a choice of how you connect the Actiontec to your primary router. One advantage of WAN to LAN is the Actiontec will have 4 LAN ports. You'll only have 3 LAN ports free if you go LAN to LAN.

The disadvantage is the Actiontec subnet is not the same as your primary subnet, so devices on the Actiontec LAN cannot see the devices on your primary router. This might affect use of your NAS.

Number of devices will influence your choice.



More Fiber
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join:2005-09-26
West Chester, PA
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reply to belomeclone

Buy a switch. You can get a switch for less than $20.



buckingham
Buckingham Pa
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Buckingham, PA

said by More Fiber:

Buy a switch. You can get a switch for less than $20.

This.

belomeclone

join:2010-04-08
reply to birdfeedr

But if I plug my work's ethernet into the Actiontec, everything should work just fine, right?

I don't know why I don't just try it to be honest. A bit messy wirings back there. But that will work right?

As for buying a switch, if I already have the Actiontech why would I buy a third device that needs to be plugged in?



birdfeedr
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Warwick, RI
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said by belomeclone:

But if I plug my work's ethernet into the Actiontec, everything should work just fine, right?

Only thing that could be problematic is if "work's ethernet" primary router is handing out addresses in 192.168.1.x range. If that's the case, you will need to reconfigure the Actiontec for a different address range such as 192.168.0.x

Might be useful to provide more details of the network setup. Or you could just try it and see. You probably won't blow anything up.