03-07-2012 01:07 PM
So i need to set up a home network with two desktops and two laptops. i need the desktops to have ethernet pluged in, and i need the laptops to be wireless... im having a hard time finding a wireless router that has an ethernet router as well, not just an ethernet switch.
right now im looking at this one
not 100% if it would provide new IP addresses for the ethernet plugs and the wireless...
03-07-2012 03:04 PM
03-07-2012 07:08 PM
Just curious as to why you need the ethernet ports to be routed, instead of simply switched?
They have no idea what they are talking about and are confused. They simply need to buy a wireless router as they obviously have multiple Ethernet ports for use with desktops.
03-17-2012 08:04 AM
It sounds like you are talking about vLANs since Ethernet ports are always switched when they reside on the same network. Most consumer level devices to not support vLANs, but some devices can be modified to run custom firmware such as DD-WRT.
Are you trying to use a separate network to differentiate the wireless traffic from the wired? If so, you might consider using two different DHCP settings for the wired LAN and the wireless, assuming the router allows this.