Originally Posted by kbarnes701
Thanks Jeff. I will try it.
That's how I have been doing it, with an old router I had lying around. I just thought that the one cable idea seems easier and neater. I can leave the cable permanently hanging out the back of the 5509 and just connect to the lappy as required.
I suppose once you have manually assigned an IP address to the 5509, that wouldn't need to be done again. But the laptop probably normally is on DHCP, so you'd need to configure it manually every time. To me, the router, DHCP and two cable - wham, bam, thank you, ma'am - seems easier.