We have just moved into a new office and have been given our 'internet connection' in the following form:
- One Ethernet cable in the corner of the room
- An IP address with subnet mask 255.255.255.0
We have several computers, and are wanting to set up a simple LAN, all with internet access.
Given that our 'wan' cable is an RJ45 Ethernet cable, is it possible to use a normal home router, and plug in all the computers alongside the 'internet' cable into the router's switch ports?
The switch would need to have machines on a different IP subnet than the one we have been assigned, because we have only been granted one IP address. We must somehow use NAT to get everyone online at once.
Can a normal router handle this?