|I am arriving at this conclusion because, if the Belkin router is A/C is unplugged, or it's ethernet disconnected from the switch, internal hosts are no longer able to communicate with each other. I am attempting to remove this single point of failure. The current setup follows:|
Telco router (Class A IP)-> 8 port hub (providing external access to certain hosts) -> Belkin Wireless Router/Swtich (NATs to Class C IP) -> Procurve Switch (internal network for 50+ hosts)
DHCP is handled by a server on a separate internal server connected to the Procurve switch.
It would seem to me that removing the the Belkin router would only remove the Class C gateway, leaving the internal network intact and functioning. Am I missing something?