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Making my old router a switch!

How can I make my dlink dir 615 router into a switch? I have this old router and I need more ports, my zoom cable router, only has four ports and I want to use the old dlink dir 615 router as a switch.

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Usually only one change.

In reply to: Making my old router a switch!

1. Disable DHCP in the model.
2. Use only the LAN ports.

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Cannot access settings?

In reply to: Usually only one change.

I cannot access the settings to do the change? I am using my laptop to connect directly to the D-link dir 615 router. What type of cable do I need to do this, straight or cross?

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Then this is the wrong router or broken.

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I think you can see why this router was removed and put away now.

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In reply to: Cannot access settings?

Use a straight cable, disable wireless connections on your computer/laptop. Make sure the router has been reset to default settings. Enter the default IP, username, and password. Disable HDCP.

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Straight cable

In reply to: Cannot access settings?

Use a straight through cable for the connection. Also disable any routing protocol that was enabled on it by using the no command when you are on the global config environment.

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