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R8000P & GS748T

Looking for a little help. Adding a GS748T 48-port managed switch (factory default, so unmanaged for all praticality) to my setup and need to check on something.

 

Old Setup: Mediacom Cable Modem --> Internet port of R8000P Wifi Router

 

New Setup: Mediacom Cable Modem --> GS748T managed switch --> R8000P Wifi Router.

 

My question is: In the old setup I went to the internet port of the R8000P Wifi Router... Do I still go to that port with the new managed switch. Or do I need to go to the build in switch ports of the R8000P?

 

My thoughts are to the switch ports of the R8000P mainly because both it and the GS748T support port aggregation so I'm hoping to implement that as well.

 

Thanks for the help in advance.

 

Robert

Model: R8000P|Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri Band WiFi Router
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Sensei

Re: R8000P & GS748T

> New Setup: Mediacom Cable Modem --> GS748T managed switch --> R8000P
> Wifi Router.

 

   Bad plan.  You need to go back to connecting the modem Ethernet port
to the router WAN/Internet Ethernet port.  You can then connect a switch
port to one of the router LAN Ethernet ports (and use the other switch
ports as you wish).  Or, if you can use link aggregation between those
devices, then two switch ports to two (aggregating) router LAN Ethernet
ports.

 

> [...] In the old setup I went to the internet port of the R8000P Wifi
> Router... [...]

 

   Huh?  What would _you_ do when you got "to the internet port of the
R8000P"?  "I" is not one of the devices in a typical network
configuration.  Modems, routers, switches, and so on, are.  Also, if a
device has different types of Ethernet ports, then "connected to device"
is not enough detail.

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Aspirant

Re: R8000P & GS748T

Thanks!

I was starting to think that was the way it needed to be but wanted to confirm.

Not thrilled about keeping the R8000P in the basement but I can work around that.

Thanks again.
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Re: R8000P & GS748T

> Not thrilled about keeping the R8000P in the basement [...]

 

   With enough cable (co-ax and/or Ethernet), many things are possible.

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