MaxInfinity >> Home networking questions
Hey guys, I'd like to connect a 4-bay HDD enclosure via USB to a router situated in the living room to be used as a NAS but my ONT and Home Gateway is situated in one of the rooms
Current connection: ONT>Home Gateway (Old Dlink)>DIR 868 (situated in living room and connected via LAN)
the issue is that the DIR-868 when connected to the Home Gateway makes it unable to be set-up as a router, instead requiring it to be set-up as a Wireless AP which disables pretty much every feature of the router, including the ability to connect a HDD to the router for it to be used as a NAS
one easy solution is of course to enable Direct ONT but does enabling Direct ONT enables the use of all of the ONT's ports? reason i'm asking is because my main computer system is connected via LAN to the Home Gateway, so if Direct ONT only enables 1 port, it'll still be no good as now, the router will be in the living room.
Is there any way to setup the DIR-868 as a router instead of an AP when connected to the Home Gateway? and does Direct ONT enable all the ports on the ONT or does it only enable just 1?