|I have a Netgear WNDR3700 router which has worked great and includes USB file sharing. This router doesn't support VPN though, so we bought a Cisco router, I forget the model it's a Small Business Series which has VPN built in but no USB sharing.|
We use a Quote application that runs on the network that has to be mapped to drive Q:\ and mapped to Windows computers and can run on any machine on our network. Right now I use FreeNAS to host this application on a PC but it's really over kill.
I just started thinking, if there's a way I can use my Netgear WNDR3700 router that we just have lying around here, with the USB storage, it would be a perfect "File Server" for what we need. The thing is I need to keep the Cisco as our actual router.
So how would I go about connecting the Netgear to our existing network so that it doesn't function as a router? We use 192.168.10.1 as the router IP address on the Cisco, then DHCP is in the 192.168.10.100-192.168.10.150 range I believe.
Would I just plus the Netgear into the Cisco, assign a static IP to it like 192.168.10.50 (the same as FreeNAS right now), and then disable DHCP and Wifi on it? Then set the default gateway to 192.168.10.1? Would that allow me to access the USB share on it?