Is it possible to install a network splitter below a router?

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will this create a ip conflict? how should i set it up?

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You can do this. This would simply mean installing a network switch between your router and your ISP. You would need seperate public IPs for each device connected to this network switch. For example assume that you have a cable modem which has a router connected to it. If you wanted to connect a server directly to the public internet you would disconnect the router from the cable modem, and put a network switch between the two. Then connect the computer to the network switch. For the computer to work you would need to have two public IP addresses. One for the router and one for the computer. If you only have a single public IP then you can not have two devices.

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  • Xvalentinex
    Your question is kind of vague. In response to the current answer: This would work if you wanted to segment off one PC. However some ISP's only allow one IP and this situation would not work. Not knowing much about your environment and what you want to accomplish I'll make a simple recommendation, which involves three routers. Assumed current setup:
    ISP -----> Router1 -----> Network1
    Proposed future setup:
    ISP -----> Router1 ------> Router2 -----> Network1
                                     \-----> Router3 -----> Network2
    Things to note: Don't share the same LAN address between any of the routers.
    • Router1 LAN IP 192.168.10.1
    • Router2 LAN IP 192.168.20.1
    • Router3 LAN IP 192.168.30.1
    Network1 will not be able to access Network2 (I assume this is the goal) without some routing involved.
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