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need some help ER 6p

Hello i have a ER 6p 

 

and i want eth0 be WAN by DHCP and the eth1 to 5 have DHCP ports  same lan 192.168.1.40 to 100.

 

eth0 wan -- ISP  

eth1 - pc   - 192.168.1.40

eth2 - nas - 192.168.1.41

eth3 - Ligthe control -192.168.1.42

eth4 - other router0 - whith 4 ports and wifi 192.168.1.43  ( it go have a dhcp for the wifi clientes )

 

so how a configure this in the EDGEROUTER 6p 

 

thx 

 

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Re: need some help ER 6p

The ER-6 has no internal hardware switch, so the only (but not recommended way) is to add eth1…5 to a bridge. This will be very slow and heavy load for the CPU.
I would recommend adding a hardware switch to one port of the router and activate DHCP for that port.
ER-6 is "only" a very powerful router, not a switch.
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Re: need some help ER 6p

its not possible have the eth1 - eth4 like a switchs.

 

like the edgerouter X

 

?

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Re: need some help ER 6p

No. It's a Router – or to say a Layer-3-device. There is no switch chipset (Layer-2) included. The ER-4/6P/8/-Pro target completely different infrastructural tasks than the ER-X.
As written, it is possible to create a bridge, but with a huge speed decrease.