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Is it best to Ethernet wire 3 x Access Points to a Switch then Ethernet the Switch to port1 on the Hub4...... or ..... Ethernet wire each Access Point Separately to port1 / port2 / port3 on the Hub4 

Does using three separate ports on the back of the Hub4  make any difference , DHCP , port forwarding, etc.

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Depends if you want to make use of the ports later on the hub or not


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Thanks for your reply,  for the moment let’s forget whether I want the use of the Hub4  ports or not, 

Is it better for the chipset inside the Hub4?

to handle 3 x access points all going into one port

or to separate them to help the Hub4 chipset motherboard 

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Either way, it still has to handle and doing the routing for 3 ethernet connections, regardless of the switch or not.

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"Either way, it still has to handle and doing the routing for 3 ethernet connections, regardless of the switch or not."

not true.
If the traffic on the LAN is not going over the internet it will not touch the hub.

With the limited power of routers i always connect access points to a switch and then just the switch to the router that way the only traffic the router has to worry about is anything going to or from the internet and not lan side

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Thanks


@apcyberax wrote:
"Either way, it still has to handle and doing the routing for 3 ethernet connections, regardless of the switch or not."

not true.
If the traffic on the LAN is not going over the internet it will not touch the hub.

With the limited power of routers i always connect access points to a switch and then just the switch to the router that way the only traffic the router has to worry about is anything going to or from the internet and not lan side



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Is port1 (top) and port2 (second down) better than port3 and port4 on the back of the Hub4 router , or are all 4 Ethernet ports equally the same ?

wondering which is best port to plug the Switch into (after listening to your advice)

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Hello

All ports are equal it makes not difference which port you use, port forwarding is not dependant on the physical hardware of the hub, port forwarding depends on the IP address of the device.

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But the Hub4 has to look at all the Mac addresses, and then the Reserve List DHCP list, then check the ports forwarding list, then issue the correct DHCP ip Lan port address.

Surely,  it must be doing some work on the chipset? 
{or am I over thinking the situation}

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You are over thinking it. The hub stores a list of MAC address / pairs inside of memory so accessing this is pretty quick, the physical port that a device is connected has no relation at all to the IP/MAC pairs. Only when a device connects will it looks up the reservation for the MAC address this is done when the device is powered on, during day to day usage it will not look up the reservation unless the device is powered off, you can test this as if you change the reservation IP address the device will not change the IP address unless rebooted or on Windows you renew the lease.

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Very helpful and I am very thankful 


@DJ_Shadow1966 wrote:

Hello

You are over thinking it. The hub stores a list of MAC address / pairs inside of memory so accessing this is pretty quick, the physical port that a device is connected has no relation at all to the IP/MAC pairs. Only when a device connects will it looks up the reservation for the MAC address this is done when the device is powered on, during day to day usage it will not look up the reservation unless the device is powered off, you can test this as if you change the reservation IP address the device will not change the IP address unless rebooted or on Windows you renew the lease.

Regards Mike

 


 

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