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Oct 10, 2004, 08:04 PM
I have an old Netgear router I would like to use as a hub. How do I disable DHCP and use it as a straight hub? I will be plugging it into another router, to add more ports.
Oct 10, 2004, 10:25 PM
Duff-Man says....without knowing the specific model it is a bit more difficult to give you exact instructions....but in general, most router configs have a setting which is probably checked on by default - look for something like "use router as DHCP server" and un-tick that option. You could also try reading your manual or going to Netgear's website and looking at the documentation for your specific model....oh yeah!
Oct 10, 2004, 11:03 PM
The router is a Linksys BEFSR81 (8 Port).
Oct 11, 2004, 12:37 AM
what happened to the netgear one?
Oct 11, 2004, 12:44 AM
Duff-Man says...okay...I am trying to figure out what you are saying now - you have the 8-port Linksys router which you use as a router, and you want to turn off dhcp on a netgear router and just use that as a hub....is that right? As I said..turn off dhcp on the netgear....or do I have your config all wrong?......oh yeah?
Oct 11, 2004, 01:35 AM
I meant Linksys the first time...
And I found on the setup page a switch to disable DHCP.