Also am I right to have the ethernet from the ont straight to the nighthawk or should I put the switch first (non verizon gateway) ?
I thought the nighthawk first because it has the 1.8 dual core processor that can manage flow better than a switch and since most all of the downloads are coming over wifi it would make more sense. I do have a home media server that uploads 4k videos directly to my home network and remotely. So again the nighthawk should be able to process that faster?
So I have a gigabit connection coming in from verizon. It currently comes in via ethernet from an ONT in the basement straight up to our tri-band ac4000 nighthawk x6s r8000p.
I need more ethernet net ports, probably another 4 to be safe.
But here is the twist......
I have one of the ethernet cables going from my nighthawk to my Fios gateway(with both wifi bands off) and the Fios gateway is currently in bridge mode. I had to do this so we can get on demand and dvr. And the fios gateway has 4 ethernet ports that have Internet connection, via ethernet from the nighthawk.
So my real question is can I just use my Fios gateway as a "switch"? And will I achieve everything speed wise as I would with a decent switch? Oh and will I run into any double nat issues? (Fio gateway is in bridge mode)
I am kind of new to some of the slightly advanced router settings so please bare with me lol.
Thanks in advance,