switch and local ip’s [closed]

ive read in other topics that switches doesn’t understand IP and they only use MAC addresses

i have a lot of NAS and 4 computers on my network. I’m planning to buy a switch to replace a router that i don’t need anymore (new internet provider modem has a router)

but does that means i wont be able to access my NAS using local IP anymore ? like 192.168.2.10 ? and that i will be forced to use MAC instead ?

Answer

Sure you can use IPs in a switched network! A simple switch will just only work if all connected devices are in the same IP range, 192.168.2.x that seems to be in your case.

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