Trouble connecting multiple switches to one router


So ive run out of ports on my router (D-Link DIR-825) and my 8 port switch (ASUS GX-D1081). I recently went out and bought an identical 8 port switch. When I try and plug this new switch into my router any device connected to the switch does not receive and IP address. Am I doing anything wrong or forgetting to enable some setting. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,



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The switch operates at layer 2 which does not handle IP addresses which are allocated at layer 3 - you need a router with more ports.

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