I just hooked up a Dell PowerConnect 2824 in 'unmanaged mode' into our network and our router, a DLink DI-524, will no longer apply IP addresses via the DHCP to anything connected to the switch. In fact nothing connected to the switch even shows in the routers tables.
I am wondering if the router simply doesn't have the functionality to be able to work through the switch or if there is something wrong with the switch.
If you feel it is the router I was looking at something like the Cisco RV042 as I need remote VPN control although I would prefer a 10/100/1000 setup. so if anyone has any comments about that router or if there is something of better value please let me know.
My setup is as follows: Modem -> Router -> Switch ->