I'm currently connecting a managed wireless AP directly to my cable connection, and then connecting an unmanaged hub to the AP. The AP handles its own DHCP, and it also handles the DHCP for the devices connected to the unmanaged hub. Unfortunately, the LAN ports on the AP are only 10\100. And my unmanaged hub is down to its last couple of free ports. I'd like to upgrade my wired network to gigabit. This means connecting a gigabit switch to my cable connection, and then connecting the AP to the gigabit switch to handle the wireless (If I do it the other way around everything will go through the 10\100 port on the AP). This means connecting one fully managed device to another fully managed device. Hypothetically they should be able to coexist. I know that with industry level equipment they should talk to each other during the discovery phase to ensure that they don't assign the same IP addresses to different devices. If I use consumer level equipment from different manufacturers, will I likely have problems? At present some of my equipment have fixed IPs and I don't want to have to go around changing everything.