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Re: Is it possible to use the WAN port as a 5th LAN port?

stromm
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Is it possible to use the WAN port as a 5th LAN port?

Anyone figure out how to do this?

I'm using the WNDR4500 as an AP, so the WAN port is empty. I have another router for my Internet access and a server providing DNS/DHCP.

I would love to use that port.
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Is it possible to use the WAN port as a 5th LAN port?

Ap mode in router GUI may allow to use it but other than that NO

DD-WRT firmware may allow that
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cpe111
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Re: Is it possible to use the WAN port as a 5th LAN port?

If you are short on LAN ports then just stick another switch on one of the LAN ports - I have a large number of devices so I use the router as a core switch and only connect access switches to it - if your worried about throughput then ensure you are using a Gbit switch - not to pricey these days.
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stromm
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Re: Is it possible to use the WAN port as a 5th LAN port?

cpe111 wrote:
If you are short on LAN ports then just stick another switch on one of the LAN ports - I have a large number of devices so I use the router as a core switch and only connect access switches to it - if your worried about throughput then ensure you are using a Gbit switch - not to pricey these days.


It's more of a physical space and an outlet issue.
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