Re: Question about replacing firewall in router/swith combo while still using switch
From: Duane Arnold (notme_at_notme.com)
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 03:50:49 GMT
Steve Rosenfelt <email@example.com> wrote in
> Hello all,
> What are your thoughts on this scenario? I have a client with a
> Netgear 8 port firewall/swith. I'm going to install a Fortigate 50A
> managed firewall with AV screening. Can I use the 8 port DLINK
> firewall switch as a switch only?
You should be able to take it out of DHCP mode.
> One cable between the modem and the fortigate, another between the
> fortigate and the 8 port bank on the DLINK router/firewall and clients
> plugged into the same bank. The Wan port on the Dlink will be empty.
D-Link that is new turned into a SW is connected by LAN port to the other
device LAN port. You'll need to set the Device IP of the D-link to a
static IP of the other device so that the machines on both devices can
share resources and access the Internet.
You should call D-link Tech support for the proper setup of the D-link
The above is what I did to connect the Linksys BEF11S4 router that was
turned into a wireless SW and connected into the WatchGuard SOHO 6.