1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 6, 2011 11:42 AM by zacsmith RSS

can a wireless router be connected to an ethernet switch?

Newbie

I have broadband cable coming into my SMC which is connected to a cable modem.  The cable modem is connected to a leviton router which is then connected to multiple leviton ethernet switches which feed to about 18 wallplates throughout my home.  I would like to add wireless capability to this wired network.  Is it as easy as connecting a wireless router to one of the wall ports or do I have to replace my existing router with a wireless router or access point?  What else do I need to know to get this working?

  • can a wireless router be connected to an ethernet switch?
    Scout

    Yes you can plug your wireless router into one of your wall plates, you will need to adjust the setings in the wireless router in order for the two router to work together. Generaly you can only have one primary router in the system, so when adding the wireless router you need to go into the setting options in the wireless router and turn off its routing function. In other words it becomes a passive wireless hub and no longer assigns IP addresses.