which router should handle dhcp

sathyan

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I have two routers (SMC 7004VWBR and Zonet ZSR0104FS ) and a cable modem connection. I want to network two PCs to share files, a printer, and the internet connection. Each router has a feature that I need that the other doesn't. The SMC does WiFi; the Zonet has a USB print server.

I know DHCP should be disabled on one but which?

PC#1
AMD Athlon 700/512MB/WinXP Pro
250GB of storage
3com NIC (wired)

PC#2
IBM Thinkpad T40
Intel 1.5GHz/768MB/WinXP Pro
40GB storage
10/100/1000 ethernet
802.11b (Centrino)

Printer
HP DeskJet 960c (USB)

Cable modem
Motorola CyberSurfr Wave

 

Cheetah8799

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maybe disable on the Zonet because your wifi may need the dhcp to work properly. Not sure if the print server needs it or not.
 

JackMDS

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If the printer server would work when the Zonet is used as a Switch. I would go with the SMC as the main Unit.
:D
 

Kadarin

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Originally posted by: JackMDS
If the printer server would work when the Zonet is used as a Switch. I would go with the SMC as the main Unit.
:D

I like my new SMC unit as well :) I went ahead and bought a separate USB print server..