10+ port switch with DHCP?

By Dysfunction
May 30, 2010
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  1. Hi.

    I'm looking for a switch that has 10+ ports and has DHCP.
    I need one for a LAN party. DHCP seems to need little configuration, so its sort of like plug and play. What switch do you recommend that meet my criteria?
    Also, is there anything specific I need to know about setting up properly?

    Thanks.
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,576   +76

    You can pickup a 16-port gig switch or fast (100mbps) and then put all those boxes on static IP and the default gateway can be the lead PC. This way you don't need DHCP if your just doing a LAN Party and not a WAN to LAN Party. If you're doing WAN to LAN party then pickup a Wireless N/Gig Router and connect that into 16-port gig switch. Leave the IP address set to Obtain and then you would be good to go.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,283   +281

    That's a contradiction - - a router has DHCP & a switch does not.
    Get a 8 or 16 port router and you are done.

    Personally, from my server days, I wouldn't take time to configure 10+ systems with static address;
    too much time, effort & too easy to make a mistake - - after all, that's why DHCP was developed :)
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