Putting a device (via ethernet) 'outside' of the router?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by amkrisis, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. amkrisis

    amkrisis Addicted to LI Member


    I'm using Tomator firmware in the latest incarnation.
    I have a settop box that needs connection to the internet (or the server of my ISP at least), which is currently connected using a switch, which is located before the router.

    Is there a way I can simply hook the UTP of the box to the router, but make that port act like a switch?

    So it should be outside of the network (obtaining an ISP ip, not an internal one) and outside any kind of firewall.

    That way I can toss out the switch and have an extra plug for another console :p

    Any help is appreciated!


  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I'm sure you can do this with vlans, but not through the Tomato GUI - dd-wrt has a web interface for this, with tomato you have to manually change the relevant nvram pars - which is slihtly different on different routers.

    One way would to change the 5-port switch from 4LAN 1WAN to 3LAN 2WAN, making the WAN port vlan1 consist of a pair of ports.
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