Right now I have a network setup like this:
Modem>Airport>1.Mac Pro; 2.Unmanaged Switch>1.Mac Mini; 2. Ent. Sys.
Right now I use DHCP
I want to add a managed switch (Netgear GS108Tv2), add a NAS, and link aggregate (switch supports this). I believe to do this I will need to restructure my network completely. Maybe something like (?):
Modem>Router>Managed Switch>1.Mac Pro; 2.Mac Mini; 3.NAS; Ent. Sys.; 4.Airport
I believe i will need to set this up using manual i.p. addressing?
Anyway, the problem is that I have no clue what the hell I'm talking about. Right now my Airport is the router, but will eventually work in bridge mode, so there is a need for a router to assign i.p. addresses, riiight? Also, is there a protocol for manual i.p. addressing? Where do I get these mysterious numbers from?