Networking With a Switch ??

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  1. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    Location:
    Singapore
    #1
    Hello all,

    just puchased a Linksys Gigabit 8 port Switch for our house. We have our 1TB Time Capsule that is the "main" router i guess you would say.

    I just connected the switch in yesterday to enable our ethernet connections to work (all have been correctly put in by an electrician). Currently our network looks like this

    Internet>modem>TC))))laptop 1
    TC>>Ethernet printer (then wiresly to all other computers)
    TC>USB> Other printer (shared aswell)
    TC>>Switch>>laptop 2
    Switch>>iMac
    Switch>>PC
    Switch>>iMac

    ))) Signifies WiFi, and >> signifies Gb ethernet.
    We have 2 printers set up on TC, 1 is Ethernet, 1 is USB


    Is it possible for me to change the network, so that the switch is the "main" router, but we still maintain the sharing powers of the printers? N.B.Laptop 1 will always be wirelessly.

    So like this:::

    Internet>modem>Switch>>laptop 2
    Switch>>iMac
    Switch>>PC
    Switch>>iMac
    Switch>>TC
    TC))))laptop 1
    TC>>ethernet printer
    TC>USB>Other printer.


    thanks in advance
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    #2
    No because a switch is a switch and not a router. It will not assign and translate IP address like the TC can.
     
  3. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    Location:
    Singapore
    #3
    okidoki thanks very much for verifying that for me :) (damnit haha)
     

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