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Dlink DI-604 configured to act as a switch

by grunt58 / January 23, 2012 12:39 AM PST

I have an old Dlink DI-604 that I'd like to configure to work as a switch. I think this is possible but not sure how to do it. Switches are cheap but if I could save a few bucks with some tweaking I'd prefer that. Plus I figure I'd learn a bit about networking.

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How I'd do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2012 12:44 AM PST

I'd configure it as WAP. I see no reason to use any other method even if this has no wifi. I'd use the same instructions.

Google this -> How to configure a router as a WAP.

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Dlink DI-604 configured to act as a switch
by grunt58 / January 23, 2012 4:26 AM PST
In reply to: How I'd do that.

I'll give it a go. How about this tutorial, looks detailed enough but I have never done this before and don't have a lot of networking experience.

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That's a good one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2012 11:28 AM PST

I know it's a little difficult but the idea is to play along with those instructions as if it's a wifi router. Just skip over any wifi areas and it should work.

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by grunt58 / January 23, 2012 9:24 PM PST
In reply to: That's a good one.

I have to be honest, I don't 100% understand what I did and it took a bit but I got it working.

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