To set up Ethernet port aggregation:
1. If you are connecting a switch, make sure that the switch supports 802.3ad LACP.
You must configure the switch before you connect the Ethernet cables to the router.
To avoid causing broadcast looping, which can shut down your network, do not
connect an unmanaged switch to Ethernet aggregate port 1 and port 2 on the router.
2. Use Ethernet cables to connect a device that supports Ethernet port aggregation, such as a NAS or network
switch, to Ethernet port 1 and port 2 on the router.
3. Set up Ethernet port aggregation on the device that is connected to Ethernet port 1 and port 2 on the router.
For information about how to set up Ethernet port aggregation on your device, see the documentation that came
with your device.
For information about viewing the status of the Ethernet port aggregation, see View Ethernet Port Aggregation
Status on page 71.