simple answer, yes, because it's already a router/switch hybrid.Hi guys. I have been wondering whether or not I can use my old Thomson TG782T router as a switch. If I can what would I need to do in order to make this work.
at the same time make sure that on your new router (that everything will be attached to also) that the address you give this device is not a part of the DHCP scope because that could lead to address conflicts later on.4
Set the IP address of the router to an address that will not conflict with the main router on the network. For instance, if the main router is 192.168.0.1, try setting the one to be used as a switch to 192.168.0.2. This setting may be on the status page or the administration page, though it will vary from router to router.
This is the point where you're loosing network connectivity? are you finding that you're loosing connectivity on the class A and class B addresses?5
Turn off the DHCP server. This server allows the router to assign IP addresses to the computers connected to it. Because the router will be used as a switch, it no longer needs to perform this function, and the main router on the network will take over this task.