First time setting home network with a switch

Hello everyone, my landlord got a new isp, and I noticed he had a switch picking dust in the storage. He had some weird configuration using several older routers, from previous isp’s I presume, and now nothing is working. I hoped to arrange a new home network using switch and other routers as access points.

The schematics is as follows:

Internet connects to the isp router with two ports. One port leads to a switch, and another leads directly to an access point. Switch itself will be connected to 3 other access points.

Switch is Procurve 2510-24.

Now, physical setup is easy and already done. I would welcome any guidance and advices as to how to setup the actual network with the ip addresses, and wether it is possible to have several ssid’s.
Feel free to ask anything left for me to clarify, I am an amateur when it comes to networking.

P.S. I tried to upload network schematics drawing but for some reason I can’t, maybe cause I am on iPad now. Hope you can see it

Thank you everyone. Kind Regards


Post was last edited on October 4, 2019 1:36 PM PDT

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Odd ISP gear.

Haven't seen one with just 2 ports.

Try it this way. Should work unless the Procurve is dead.

Internet -> ISP router -> Switch uplink port.
Connect your AP and gear to the Procurve ports.

Remember that the HP Procurve 2510-24 is a "Managed Ethernet Switch" so you need to go get it's management software to configure as you see fit. This is NOT AUTOMATIC and DOES NOT WORK INSTANTLY as your common unmanaged switches do. has the drivers, apps and more.

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Odd isp gear

Thanks, didn’t know that about Procurve. The previous router had 4 ports which I thought was norm.

Will there be any issues if I use the isp router both as bridge between internet access and switch, and leave its wi if on as with common router?

The problem is the wiring in the building. If I wanted the router to connect just to the switch I would need to change a lot of wiring in a 4 story building. Don’t think my landlord would be much too happy

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I added schematics, I hope you guys can see it from gdrive

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That may work too.

My bet is the Procurve has not been setup. IT IS NOT A SIMPLE or UNMANAGED SWITCH. It will seem dead until it is configured.

Either of your methods should work unless:

1. There is no power to the Procurve (don't laugh, I've made calls and found they didn't plug in the switch or such gear. "Oh, it needs power?")
2. The Procurve is not configured.
3. The ISP modem or such and the second port isn't what it seems. I don't see a make and model so I have to leave that for you to figure out.

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