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Help me with my networking setup.

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I always seem to have networking issues and I need to settle them. I think I get confused with routers, hubs, switches and the DHCP stuff. I currently have a fios router, an time machine (that serves as my wireless access point) and a few other random wireless AP to boost the signal around the house. I have my fios router handing out ips (I think) and it only has four ports so I have some servers plugged into it (unraid being one) and some into the time machine. Sometimes i get ip conflicts when I open my computer and it wont connect to the internet. Should I get a nice switch and use that for everything? How would the Time Machine and fios router work with that? Thanks.
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Only one device in your network should be handing out DHCP addresses. Probably easiest to leave that with your FIOS router. All other devices need to have DHCP turned off.

You can add a switch if you like, do you need extra port capacity?
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