Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
Mostly harmless
corto

GEEK QUESTION TIME:

Subject: wireless routers... home networks...

K, so I have a linux server and a 100 meg swich serving four wired connections at home.

Now I have a wireless broadband router. I've used them ... I grok the setup etc.

Is there some good geek reason to leave the existing infrastructure in place and add the wireless router to one of the wired ports on the switch?
That would mean putting my 192.168.1.x addi in the wan port of the wireless router and then letting it DHCP out the other side.

Now the wireless has four wired ports... i could just replace my switch outright...

but before I do that... I wondered about the whole downstream issue...
I mean, I know they describe the 192.168 address range as "non routable" so you never find those addi's on the world wide net...
but do I have to worry about that? can a "router" route an incoming 192.168.x addi and dhcp it out ????? let alone, can I set a new range of non-routables below the wireless?

My goal is to have four wired drops running dhcp addresses and a mac filtered, wap, whatever, secured wireless connection to a single lap top...
Is there a security benefit you can see to putting the wireless router downstream of the switch?

And JAY... ask your geek gods about this!!
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