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I am looking for a switch with DHCP and a 6-8 1Gbps LAN ports. This is for a simple network connection without internet connection. I am currently using D Link DGS-1008D. I would prefer something with DHCP to save me the trouble of assigning IPs and to get Windows to detect the network properly.

 

Please suggest if I should use a managed switch and if yes, which one.

 

Regards

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I dont know of any switches that have DHCP.... all you should need is a router and a switch. That's all i use when I have no net and everything set on auto it assigns IPs for lan play... networks just fine

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Any switch rated for layer2+ or layer3 should do what you want, however those switches are not cheap and for your purpose I would probably recommend a normal layer2 switch and use an old PC running a dhcp server capable OS (eg. linux) or a basic off the shelf router.

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All you need is a super cheap router and any cheap 1 Gbps switch. No need for a real layer 3 switch!

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Thanks! I was just worried if adding a slow (100 Kbps) router to the setup would slow it down. If so, please suggest a 1Gbps router. Also, could you give me an idea as to the cost of the said layer3 switches.

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You don't need a Gigabit router - all it will do is handle DHCP.

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