OK I'm worried about my next purchase. My 8 port Linksys router died and its time to upgrade(Long over due). I was looking at the DELL PowerConnec 2624 which is a 24 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch with 1 Fiber Up link. They have them on sale for $249.00. I have a DSL Pipe modem from the IP and a wireless router (4 port)that i will probably use for the router to the switch. I have used what would be a managed system up to now. My DSL pipe is 192.168.1.1 and my routers have always been set to 192.168.100.1 with the computer address in this series. example of 192.168.100.111. My question is how does it work when your not setting the numbers yourself. Can and unmanaged switch work with 192.168.100.1 or do you set it differently and what do you set the computer and network printers to. I would go managed but the price is out of my reach.
Thanks for your help