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I actually have a dlink 1024 unmanaged switch

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817111031

 

Just a little uncertain if when I make the netgear an AP does that mean ports 1-4 become unusable? I know it would be easier if I was home but I'm on vacation and this is really helping me keep my sanity. Disney will drain you for sure. Lol

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I would not use the Netgears other ports but in a switch there and plug the AP into  the switch

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You would use 1 of the 4 Netgear ports to connect it to your DLink switch. I would leave the other 3 ports, and the WAN port, empty. If you left all 4 of the Netgear's LAN ports, and its WAN port, empty there would be no way for your wireless devices to get to your network.

 

I won't disagree with pcdoc that you might get away with 2 switches. It's just that 1 switch pretty much ensures you won't have issues, at least if it's a decent switch, which yours is.

So pfsense to switch

netgear (ap), essentials 2012 and UnRaid connection from switch . Got it.

 

Thanks you guys. Ikon I sent you a pm when you get a free moment.

 

-Semper Fi

Gyrene2083

 

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