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Connecting a Switch to a Switch

Q: Connecting a Switch to a Switch

Will it work if i connect a router to a switch to another switch to a computer?

Router ---> Switch ---->Switch---->Computer
------------------------- |_____>Computer 2

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A: Connecting a Switch to a Switch

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Need to no if I have this right

they have a dsl modem going to a Linksys router to a 24 port switch then to a little 4 port switch. sure, so then Would it be modem to router then router to any port on the big switch or is there an uplink port on the big switch it should go to? then you would hook a cat5e from one of the regular ports on the 24 port switch and run it to the uplink port on the 4 port switch need to no if the whole sequence is right. Hope someone can help, john will told me the cable would go from the big switch to the uplink on the small switch but I am wondering if I have it all right or not and wonderiing about from the router to the 24 port switch does the cable just go in a regular port in the big switch or if there is an uplink port does it go there. Hope you can understand my rambleing here. Thanks (please don't send me to a link) just need to no modem to router to regular port or uplink port on 24 port switch then from regular port on 24 port switch to uplink port on the 4 port switch. Thanks

A:Solved: Windows xp hookup question for modem, router, switch, to switch?

Router to uplink port on 24 port switch, and then normal port on the 24 port switch to uplink port on the second 4 port switch. An auto-MDX port on a device negates the need to worry about uplink ports for that particular cable connection.

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I have Windows 7 Professional on my PC. In the first load I had, the PC should automatically detect if the LAN cable was plugged in, turn off the wireless radio, and change the network icon in the right bottom corner to reflect the cable was now in use.
Unfortunately, I had to reload my PC, and since then I can't get it to do it again.
So, what I'd like to achieve is this: Have Windows automatically detect when the cable is plugged in, turn of the wireless radio, and change the network icon in the right bottom corner to reflect the cable is in use - and, obviously, vice versa.
Can someone tell me what I need to do, please?

A:Have Windows 7 automatically switch to LAN when cable is plugged in and switch to wireless when it's removed

There are two methods can help you.
1. Go to <Network and Sharing><Change Adapter Settings> and right click your wired and wireless adapters one at a time to change the properties. Select IPv4, click <Properties>
then click <Advanced>. For each one, clear the "Automatic metric" check box and assign the metric value manually. Setting your wired adapter?s metric value lower than wireless adapter one, such as ?1? for wired adapter and ?2? for wired adapter.

2. Go to <Network and Sharing><Change Adapter Settings>,
hold down 'alt' to bring up the "File" menu, select "Advanced", select
"Advanced Settings" from the dropdown menu, adjust the priority of your wired adapter higher than your wireless adapter in the "Advanced Settings" window under the "Adapters and Bindings" tab.
Hope this helps.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I have a wireless router connected to my modem, and ALL PC's connect to that for internet.

I also have a gigabit switch I use to transfer data in between several of the machines. I do it quite often and I don't want it eating up the wifi bandwidth.
I have done it before, but it has been a long time and I cannot remember how I forced internet traffic over the wifi and local traffic through the switch
Is the only way to do it to specifically tell Windows to use the IP address of the LAN connection? I know it will work that way, forcing local traffic directly to that IP, but I seem to remember there being an easier way to do this.


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Am a new Networking BEE I had built a small network of 20 systems at my office and there I had connected a switch and router.

All the switch ports have been covered by all the systems and one port is given to the router

And also I connected a HUB to the switch ..

It works fine for my internet connections to all the systems but how do i make authentication of passwords and username to my network systems from one server which I use server 2003 at one system

let me know the detailed step by step procedure to build.........

I would feel very happy If at all any Suggestions for me to make my Business grow.....

As early as possible ................

Thanks in Advance


A:Connection of Router to Switch and also a Hub to Switch - N/W systems internet share

>>I use server 2003 at one system

you need to enable Network Login, but that requires that win2003 have

a domain controller
a DHCP service
and a DNS service.
the Domain Controller is just another name for LDAP and it becomes the control point
for all systems.

get some books on Configuring Win2003 Server

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We have 3 16 port switches connected to our router. Everything has been in place and working well since last May.
Beginning this week, as soon as one employee arrives and turns on his pc, every pc on that switch loses internet access. Not network access - can still see other pc's - just no internet.

The pc causing the problems is the oldest on our network, but it is running Win10 like the others. When I check the stats on the router for his IP address, his has the highest transmission numbers.

We are scheduled to replace that pc within the next 2 weeks, but is there something I can/should look at doing in the mean time?

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Is it possible to switch off a laptop screen - laptop runs Windows 7 - and prevent it being switched on again, without inputting a password?

I need to keep the laptop running, therefore I can't put it to sleep and logging-off has become a pain.

I've tried the Power Options, but the display comes on again when the mouse is nudged.

I've also tried "Fn + F6" on my Acer laptop, which switches off the screen, but an accidental key press brings it to life again.

Any ingenious little prog around? None I've seen have that crucial password privacy aspect.

A:How to switch off laptop screen & password protect switch on again?

a password is is used when you are out but if you are home you don't need a password.. unless you don't trust somebody...

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One question I need to know

If you go from DSL modem to Router then Router to switch
my question is then
If I wanted to hook another mini linksys switch into the bigger switch would you run the cat5e cable from the first switch to a reg port in the second switch or would you run it to the uplink port and then hook the 1 or 2 computers into the reg ports of the second switch.??

A:Solved: Windows xp-question of hookup switch to switch?

Obviously, run it to the uplink port if available.

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Hi everyone, I searched through the forums but couldn't really find what I was looking for.

Currently we have a DHCP server set up to a switch, that has a special line connecting to a switch in our shop which is just across our back lot, giving network access to the few computers over there. They recently put in a new machine that needs network access, but they have already accidentally cut two ethernet cords. I'm looking to provide a wireless solution for the machine, but I don't want to have to spend a few thousand dollars on a large wireless switch.

Can I plug a wireless router into the switch in our shop, and essentially turn it into a wireless bridge, or is there another, simpler way to do this?

If this has already been answered, sorry for missing it!


A:Solved: DHCP Server -> Switch -> Switch -> Wireless

While you could use a router, or even configure the router to act as an access point, why not just buy a true access point? They start at $27: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCate...ame=Wireless-AP-Bridges-Repeaters&Order=PRICE

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hi all,

system gets hang, pc configuration is intel 865bgf motherboard with PIV 3ghz ht processor with 80 gb samsung hdd and 266 mb ddr i reinstalled the operating system (xp pro) changed smps and changed 256 ddr but the problem still continues, when the system gets hang i am not able to use my keyboard or mouse i have to restart the system , please help me and also i have to know weather is this the hardware issue or the software issue, and also i am facing same problem with same configuration with the other customer pc .
warm regards,

A:system gets hang (it freezes) only option is to switch off and switch on

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Hello, ive been trying to connect a third pc to the internet via a switch. The first two no problems, but the third pc gives a limited or no connectivity warning (the cable im using works fine on other pcs, so thats fine). So its s etting of some sort that isnt set right. Any clues or ideas would be greatly appreciated. thx

A:Having trouble connecting 3rd PC through switch

Well if you go to start > run and type cmd then at the prompt, type ipconfig and if it says IP address 169 blah..... you need an address, If you using a switch, you will probably need a static address, If its a router just type ipconfig /renew.

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New poster here, and I did my searches become making this thread!

My boss wants to buy 10 IP cameras that are PoE, and connected to a NUUO NVRmini. I am confused about everything I will need.

As far as cameras go, it looks like they will be either Axis, Arecont, or Acti. I have learned that I'll need something called a PoE switch to power these cameras, and I've become confused as to how the actual setup goes.

So, lets start from the top. I've got a T3 line hooked up to a router which has an iMac connected to it (one Ethernet port). I'll have the 10 cameras going into a PoE switch, and from there, how will this be connected to my network and NVRmini? I'm new to the concept of switches.

As far as I can tell, it seems like the 10 cameras go into the PoE switch, and then I have an Ethernet cable going from one of the empty ports into my NVR, which is then plugged into the router.... is this right?

Sorry if I'm a real amateur, I usually have a better grasp of these issues, but this is over my head cause I can't find out how to do this.

A:Connecting IP cameras, PoE switch, and NVR

So you want your PoE switch to be connected to the router. From there you can plug all your devices into this switch. Now there is a catch here about PoE switches. Not all PoE switches are created equal. You have to check to see that your total power load (sum of all the PoE devices you want to plug into the switch--in this case the IP cameras) can be accommodated by the particular switch you select. You also have to ensure the switch has enough PoE ports as not all PoE switches support PoE on all its ports. Finally, you need to make sure the load of each of these IP cameras doesn't exceed the power capability of the switch to deliver that power on a single port. Per spec (IEEE 802.3af I think), the maximum power supported by PoE on a single connection is just over 15W. But again, not all switches will support a full power draw of 15W on a single port.

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Currently I have two computers connected with a Cat6 crossover cable, both have 10/100/1000 cards so I am utilizing the gigabye capability. If I expand the network to 5 computers, I believe I need a switch. I'm looking at the D-link DGS-1008D, an 8 port 10/100/1000 gigabyte switch. I think that by using this switch, with Cat6 and 10/100/1000 cards, I will still be networked at gigbyte speed. If this is wrong, please correct me.
Now, if I add broadband internet thru a cable modem, I believe I need a router. So I will have the cable modem, connected to a router, which is connected to the switch. All PCs are then connected to the switch. If this is wrong, please correct.
I can only find one router (less than $2000) that has a built in gigabyte switch. It's by D-link, but it is optimized for gaming and it has alot more complexity than I really want to add (DGL-4100). So if I go with a different router that only has 10/100 capability, will the computers still transmit at gigabyte speed when doing only file sharing between the computers? I realize that once the packet hits the router, we are down to 10/100, but if I don't want the packet to go to the internet, just another computer on my network, will it just get to the switch and be passed off to the correct computer without hitting the router? If it does, then I should be transmitting at gigabyte speed between my computers, right?

Thanks in advance!

A:Connecting a router and a switch

Sounds perfectly correct to me

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I recently moved my small business to a new building. I had a network with NT Server, but I'm not planning on updating; I don't even want a network anymore since I have only 2 computers (both XP Professional).

Is it possible for Computer #1 to act as the server and store all files that Computer #2 can access? I still have a Dell switch (Dell Power Connect 2216) that I want to connect all my devices to:
2 pcs
2 copy machines

I've hooked up all end devices mentioned above to the swich and I can connect to the internet; however, I cannot print to either copier (just goes to the print queue and eventually gives an error that it can't print). I will be calling Canon on Monday for help, but I'm wondering if I need to make changes through Control Panel and undo the old network settings? I don't have a clue what to do.

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I am trying to setup a home network using the Linksys Wireless WRT54G router and (2) BEFSR41 4-port routers with switch.

I am trying to connect the 2 switches to the wireless router using a crossover cable. There are no uplink ports on any of the devices, so I have the crossover cable going from one of the LAN ports on the switch to a LAN port on the wireless router. I have a link light indicating that this connection is good.

I have disabled DHCP on the wireless router and assigned two laptops static IP addresses. These laptops are able to make it to the wireless router's config page with no problems.

When I plug a desktop into one of the switches (that in turn is connected to the wireless router) I am able to make it to the BEFSR41's config page and change whatever I want. I have disabled DHCP and NAT on the BEFSR41 (which I think essentially turns it into a smart hub or a switch). However, I am unable to make it to the config page of the wireless router.

Here's the info:

WRT54G Wireless Router
Now, do I need to assign the 2 switches an IP address and use the same subnet as the router?

On each of the PCs (wired to the switches) what do I use as the default gateway? The IP address of the switch or the wireless.

A:Help w/ connecting switch to router

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I have a wireless router, but I have a ethernet cord running up the wall to my room from it for xbox and my desktop. What can I use to split that cord so I can plug both units in for internet connection, and what will it do to my connection speeds? can I use a hub, switch, or regular router?

A:connecting a hub/switch to a router?

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I bought a new managed switch (ZyXel gs1910-24), and can' get windows 7 machines to connect to it. XP Machines seem to connect OK, and the switch gives it an ip address and allows the computer to access the web interface. But when I connect on machines with Windows 7, it doesn't seem to allocate an ip address (according to ipconfig), although the connection light on the switch is solid.

I'm kinda new to managed switches - in the past I've just used routers and dumb switches. Is there some quirk I should be aware of?

A:Connecting to managed switch on win 7

You're explanation of what is going on with your situation is very confusing.

I don't know how the switch is assigning IP addresses to your XP machines as it does not have a DHCP server built in.

Why are you using a smart switch anyways?

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I recently purchased blue led strips for the inside of my computer, which are great, but i dont want them on 24/7. They are connected to the power via molex, how would i go about wiring a switch to toggle them off or on when i please? Thank you.

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I have a small office network which runs on our 4-port ADSL modem/router (Alcatel SpeedTouch Pro). Our router runs a static IP service provided by our ISP.

Recently we added a couple more computers (all computers run Windows XP) and I need to know how to connect the router to the switch (D-Link 8 port switch DES-1008D)

I use the blue networking cables. It was all working OK after the install guy left but now its gone temperamental and it only works if I plug the computers directly into the router.

Perhaps there is a problem with the switch or is there something he didn't connect or configure properly? We need to be able to access the internet on all computers and also share files and printers between them.

Thanks for any advice

A:Connecting a router to a switch

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Hopefully someone out there will be able to give me a few ideas, as unfortunately my boss has decided I'm in charge of the computers. It turns out I'm slightly less clueless than anyone else here.

Anyway, here's the background: We had a network installed (by a '70s LSD victim) consisting of an ASDL line, going to a Lucent Cell pipe, which then goes into a Trendnet TE100-S16plus 16-port 10/100M NWay Fast Ethernet Switch. This then feeds a number of computers running Windows 2000 Pro. As far as I'm aware there is no server.

We recently had a new phone system installed. It runs off an ISDN line. The phone box connects to the Trendnet and one of the computers has been used to run the phones' voicemail system. The day after this was installed several of the computers lost access to the internet. They still seem to communicate with the network.

After a bit of investigating I noticed that the two computers that were still fully functioning had their IP and Default Gateway and DNS settings set statically. The others were set to automatic. After copying the settings across (with the last digits of the IP address changed) I got the other two computers being used that day working.

However, one of these had a severe crash recently (I think due to too much rubbish being installed on it) and I formatted the drive. On reloading Windows and using the same settings it no longer sees the internet. Another computer that wasn't being used but now is als... Read more

A:Problem with not connecting to internet via LAN and switch

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The network card in my PC supports 1Gbit ethernet, my 2TB NAS also supports 1Gbit ethernet, however both of these are currently run through a 100Mbit cable modem/router thus reducing the connection speed. I was wondering if I purchased a 1Gbit switch and connected all my devices directly into that, then connected it into the cable modem, would the PC communicate with the NAS directly via the switch or would it go through the cable modem?

Hopefully my attachement might explain visually what I am trying to do.

A:Connecting a switch into a cable modem.

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i have a router directly attached by the wan port to my dsl modem. all the pcs attatched to it work beautifully. I have another router that i would like to attach to the existing one as a HUB/SWITCH WITH NO FIREWALL PROTECTION. basically i would like to use the wan port on my extra router as an "UPLINK" to a LAN port on the existing router how would i go about doing it? they are both DLINK

i want to be able to have all my computers share files. Also, if what i am talking about is not possible, let me know and i will just use the lan port instead.

A:Solved: connecting two routers (one as a switch)

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hi everyone
i had this issue form more than 6 years i had replaced both router and switch but still cannot get the right ip for all device by wifi. when removing the switch everything goes to normal i mean fixed. its realy strange because there is no configuration within the switch. i dont know if there is conflict between my router and the switch. i manage to fix this by using give each a static ip.

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I combed the pages of the forum and tried many different alternatives to solve this problem but I am still not able to get internet access through my network switch. Where I want to have the switch, I have a TV (with LAN port), PS3, a network capable hard drive, and a iMac. I want to be able to connect the switch to the ethernet jack on the wall and then connect the components to the switch. So here is a map of what I want to do:

Actiontech Router (FIOS standard) ---> LAN port on the wall ----->D-Link DGS-1005G switch---->PS3,hard drive, iMac, TV.

When I try this setup, everything looks fine, but I do not have internet access. When I connect directly to the wall jack, I always get internet connection. I have tried two different switches, but still no avail.

I have tried assigning static IPs to each of the systems, but have had no luck in getting them to connect. The LAN jack is wired directly into the actiontech router. The range on the router is ( is a dd-wrt range extender).

I would appreciate any help with this, because I am reaching wits end trying to figure this out and having no success.

A:Troubles Connecting to internet with Switch.

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Please see bottom post for update ~

A:connecting to two networks at once wireless and a switch

Hi and Welcome to Seven Forums,

First off, make sure that you have this type of connection: Modem>Router>Switch>Wired Computers/Devices

Do I have to assign static IPs to all devices?
Yes you may, but you may leave DHCP or Auto IP on your computers and network devices that will need access to the Internet. You may assign Static IP to the ones that won't need the internet connection but will be part of your Homegroup or Workgroup to share and access network resources such as files, printer, etc. Assign a Static IP only on IP Address and Subnet Mask, the Gateway and DNS Servers will be left blank.

Do I have to create a new subnet mask so my PC can differentiate between the two networks?
There's no nees, they will all be on the same Subnet, easier to configure this way and they will all be in one network.

Do I have to set a new default gateway separate from the wireless router?
See the first answer. No need.

Do I require a DNS server?
Again, please see the first answer.

This is all you need and you'll be good to go.

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Well, a while back, I posted about getting a Network Peripherals KeyStone24MG, and now I have a 9-pin RS-232 cable to connect via console. Now what do I do? I connect with hyperterminal on COM-1, and it only shows a white screen :/

A:Connecting to Network Switch via HyperTerminal

I've never worked with or heard of this switch company. You'll need to get the pinouts for the serial port on that switch to make sure it's not a custom type configuration. Some switches require a null modem cable. Some require a custom cable only available through the manufacturer or through building a custom cable (that's provided if you have the pinouts).

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Hi Everyone.....
So, I just got Wireless Broadband hooked up in my business. I hooked the LAN to the Router and then hooked up a 16 port gigabit switch. I have three terminals coming out of it (in the bcak of the building) as well as a line running to the front of the building. At the front of the building I have the line going into another 16 port gigabit switch. I have 4 computer terminals coming out of that switch. I AM getting internet at the back of the building .....but nothing at any of the terminals after the second switch (front of the building). Can someone help?


A:Router to Switch to Switch.....No Internet at end terminals

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Hi, guys. I have connected Huawei switch S5700-24TP-SI-AC with Cisco switch 2960 using one single fiber with LX SFP. The port is up on one side (Blinking on Huawei side) and down on Cisco side...Please help.

A:Huawei switch vs Cisco switch, How to connect

What kind of 2960 switch do you have? Have you checked the interface to verify the switch recognizes the optic and all the stats report back as normal? Are you using a Cisco branded optic? Do you see light being shot out from the optic in the 2960?

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I thought that I had this all figured out, but my dad just asked me a question about my setup, and I can't answer it.

The setup is like this:
[ip-phones + computers]-->[small switch]-->[managed L2 switch]-->[router]-->[modem]

I have several ip-phones and computers grouped into blocks of 8. Each set of 8 is a medley of phones/computers connected to a small switch http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...nksys/Common/VisitorWrapper&lid=3681322279B34

Each of these switches, in turn, will be connected to a managed L2 switch http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/pwcnt_3448p?c=ca&cs=calca1&l=en&s=biz that will create 2 VLANS: One VLAN will contain all of the phones, and the other will contain all of the computers. In turn, each VLAN will have its own router and DSL modem, thereby separating the network traffic.

I know that I can use this L2 switch to make the VLANS based on the MAC addresses of the devices. However, the smaller switches do not support 802.1q [VLANs]. Will it be a problem that the smaller switches do not support VLANs? Essentially, will this setup work to split up network traffic?

Thanks once again,

A:Computer, switch, switch, router, modem

I have the same DELL switch for my phones. You PoE will not carry across the linksys switches, so that is the first problem.
Next are the computers attached to the phones? Or does each device get its own drop?

And whats this about 2 routers and modems? Thats a bit over kill!! QoS would do the trick.

I would run all the devices off the Dell and attach the computers to the Phones (most IP Phones have a passthrough port) Configure the Dell with trunk ports with the Computer VLAN passing untagged traffic making it the native VLAN. While having the phones on a Tagged VLAN(If you phones conig allows you to set the VLAN in its config great! If not you can bind the MAC to the VLAN). The you create a QoS policy giving the VoIP traffic priority!

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Can any one advised me

I want to implement network on 6 Floor , 12-12 Port on each portion in one floor, total 24 ports on each floor keeping in mind distance between the each floors how do i connect them with fiber cable (which fiber cable i required) so speed remain constant for all floors.

How is my Idea to implement...right from server room in 1 floor where all internet connection providing to each floor. Cascading from 1 to 2 , 2 to 3, 3 to 4, 4 to 5, 5 to 6. UPon this setup...do i get into a low speed bandwith comparing to 1 floor Network. Does Network Gets slow by connecting through Cat5 UTP cable in cascading example.

Please adviced me.

-Thank Q>

A:How Can i Connect Gigabyte Switch to Gitabyte Switch

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I use windows 7.
When I turn on laptop (acer Aspire 5742) cannot connect to internet until I switch user and log in again. Soon as I touch any browser icon the rest of computer stops responding as well. It's only me on computer. Have virgin media security/ spyware/ virus protection. Tried CCleaner. After I switch user everything is fine.
Additional info; On 16th October had great difficulty getting my emails from Yahoo. Sometimes sign-in box appeared without my security signature and different style of writing for browser remembered log-on details.



A:Solved: have to switch user to continue after switch on

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i have this sr224 switch and i like to connect it to my giga network sr2024 switch.
now, i plug a utp belden cat5e to port 1 of sr224 and the other end to port 1 of sr2024.
what i got is the whole panel lights of sr224 will blink very fast.
is this normal? or sr224 and sr2024 cannot be paired?

thanks in advance guys

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I was just wondering whether you could connect an ADSL Router to a Switch? The switch in question is a D-Link DES-1016D. If the ADSL Router has DHCP support, would it automatically assign IP addresses to all of the other computers on the network and give internet access in an instant? How would you set it up? I'm really quite unsure. Any help would be much appreciated

A:Solved: Connecting an ADSL Router to a Switch?

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Hello, Is it possible use HPE 0x1x8 G3 KVM Console Switch (AF651A) only for connecting mouse and keyboard. Monitors would be connected directy to monitors?

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I'm having a problem connecting my Nashutec printer / photcopier to my computer. All was well until I changed to Talk Talk and went wireless for my internet connection.
Previously I connected to the internet via an adsl modem card in my pc but I took this card out and have a wireless connection to a Dlink wireless router. This works OK.
However to install the modem on the pc I had to use an ethernet cable to connect first time. I have only one ethernet plug in the pc connecting to the Intel Pro/100 connection. After the router was set up and I plugged the cable back in for the printer I couldn't connect to it. I get a message saying limited or no connectivity. When I click repair it says it can't because it can't find the IP address.
I'm running XP SP2 Pentium R 240GHz processor with 540MB ram
The autoconfig IP adress I get for the network connection is
The lights are on the Ethernet switch box and the cables seem to be OK as the lights flash at both ends.
has anybody got any suggestions as to how I can get my connection back?

A:Problem connecting printer via ethernet switch

Which modem did you get?
Talk Talk's help page is here:

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Dear All,
I have a 24 Port Switch, the numbers of desktop pc's is 23 and Laptops are 10 in number.....i am thinking of connecting a wireless acess point with my switch and connect the laptops with that, am i on the right track ??? and will i be able to use internet on all my Laptops without any changes in configurations ???


A:Connecting Wirless Access Point with Switch

wireless access point or a wireless router?

If your connecting a wireless router then yes your right. If your connecting JUST a wireless access point (without routing) then you have to leave a port open for the router so 1 workstation would have to go wireless OR you would have to buy a 2nd switch and daisy chain them.

will i be able to use internet on all my Laptops without any changes in configurations ???Click to expand...

I would change all the laptops configurations in at least one way - 1) I would be enabling wireless security meaning you have to put some kind of key on each PC and 2) your going from using ethernet to wireless some laptops may not have wireless already so you may have to install cards if you know they all have wireless you have to make sure it all is enabled and functioning. In short I doubt setting 10 PC's up will be a simple 10 minute process.

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How can I connect a wireless router to a wired switch....

Modem to wired switch then switch to wireless router

A:Solved: Connecting a wireless router to a switch

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Hi all,

I connected my HP Pavilion dv4-2165dx to my TV via the HDMI slot, and worked perfectly. I disconnected the cable from the notebook when I was done and still got the main LCD display to work. When I restarted the system, the LCD display was gone, just a blank screen with a backlight. The system is booting correctly, I can hear the windows7 startup sounds and even type my password in and access my account. So far I know that:

1. The screen hardware is not damaged, because after some reboots and taking the battery off for an hour I could get the input back with no problem (with windows complaining about being unable to boot and suggesting me to run Startup repair), but got a black screen again after rebooting again.

2. I can connect the HDMI again and get the output on the TV screen, but no main display is detected. If I toggle between displays with fn+f4, only the external HDMI-TV display works.

3. I get no startup screen either. That is, not even the first screen from where I can access the BIOS. But if I connect the HDMI-TV from the beginning I get all that info on the TV.

4. I reinstalled the Graphics driver from HP with no change.

My guess is that somewhat I messed up the default configuration and that the system is only recognizing the external displays as default displays. I haven't been able to modify this from the Control Panel - Display Settings menu, and I don't know where in the registry this default startup options could be.

Any help?


A:Cannot switch back main display after connecting HDMI

did you uninstall the old drivers before installing the new one's ?
also you may try going to Control Panel\device manager\ display adapter and deleting the drivers from there then
reboot and install the new one's..


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I have been using a four-port Linksys router for several years, without issue. Now, we want to add a fifth device to our LAN. Rather than buy a new router, I thought I could just get a cheaper 4-5 port Linksys Switch to extend the number of ports available to the LAN. So, I have the switch plugged into the router, and I have a XP Pro machine plugged into the switch. Basically, the XP Pro machine recognizes that it's been plugged into something, because there's no 'X' over the LAN icon. However, even though it recognizes the LAN connection, it won't connect to the internet.

Anyone have any advice? It would be much appreciated.

A:Trouble connecting to the internet via a linksys switch and router...

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I am having a bit of trouble. I have a Belkin router (this is irrelevant) across the house, which is extended by the Belkin wireless bridge/repeater in my bedroom. The device in my room boosts my WiFi signal for my MacBook and iPhone, and the LAN (ethernet) port on the back allows my Debian server to connect to the network and internet. I have a Linksys switch that I wish to use, for I have another computer that requires an ethernet connection. Here is what happened:

Debian 1 is connected via ethernet, no problem.
I shut it down, unplug cable. Run cable from bridge to switch's uplink.
Plug another ethernet cable into port one on switch, run it to Debian 1.
Port 2 --> Soon to be Debian 2.

I tried to ping several sites with Debian 1 to see if this solution is working. It isn't. Does anybody have an idea as to how to fix it?


P.S. Yes, the switch is turned on.

A:Connecting Linksys switch to Belkin repeater/bridge won't work?

I think that some old switches--the kind with a special uplink port--are such that you cannot use port 1 and the uplink at the same time.

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I have an HP Zbook 14. I have had this laptop for almost a year and never had a problem connecting wireless.
The other day, my laptop froze up and was unresponsive. I rebooted it and noticed immediately a message about a hash mismatch, but the laptop continued to reboot. After coming up, I could no longer connect wireless, even though the light is on. Troubleshooting
efforts keeps saying to enable the wireless switch, which it is on.
I have done numerous tasks, disable then enable, press the wireless button on and off. Currently I am hardwired in and thought if I unplugged the Ethernet cable, it would pick up the wireless but it did not.
Any suggestions or advice?


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Hi, i have a AIO B50-30 and I'm trying to connect via the hdmi input socket my TV satellite box. I have found out recently that there is a switch on the side of the unit that will allow you to switch to the input channels so allowing viewing of the box and other like units Xbox etc. My issue is that I'm pressing the switch but nothing is happening it's simply staying on my desktop on Windows 10. Can anyone please help to see if I'm doing this right or am I missing something ?.  Any help, suggestions would be gratefully received since there is very little on the subject in connection with this particular model .thanks in advance.

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I understand that a hub is more like a party line, where all devices hear and read data before sending it to next port, and a switch is advanced hub. But, what is a router. I know what a wireless router is, but they say a router is more advanced than a switch. Can you buy a non-wireless router?

Also, can you connect 2 switches together? So, Modem-----to Switch----to Switch----Computer

And both switches have other devices connected?

A:Hub vs Switch vs Router/ 2 Switch Story

you CAN buy a non-wireless router--but--the two I found on Amazon were only 10/100 (most modern systems use gigabit ethernet 10/100/1000) but wired are generally cheaper than a wireless router(the Cisco below is NOT cheap)--however--it's not necessary to use the wireless part of the wireless router as most have at least 4 ports (wired).

Yes you can connect switches together but they won't allow for multiple computers to connect to the Internet (at least not easily nor in a way that makes sense).

What devices are you trying to connect together?

wired routers:
Amazon.com: TRENDnet 4-Port Broadband Router TW100-S4W1CA (Black): Electronics

Amazon.com: Cisco-Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port 10/100 Switch: Electronics

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Hello all

I just installed 4GB ram on my 32 vista and it only recognized 3GB in the os (vista 32) and all 4GB in the bios. so I decided to use the /3GB Switch, by using that command in bcdedit, it all worked good. The problem is now I have 3069 mb physical memory and ONLY 209 mb Kernal Memory!!! so I used the "bcdedit /deletevalue IncreaseUserVa" and bcedit said it worked successfuly so i restart my pc and it STILL had the same memory! so right now im stuck with only 209 mb Kernal memory! any ideas on how to fix this? I looked all over google and found nothing. Should I keep these settings or try and fix it?how do i fix it?

A:3GB switch will not switch back, vista 32!

I am not too familiar with those commands you speak of, but I do have a question: Is the video card built into the motherboard? If so, what amount of system memory is being shared with it? Besides that, I have no more ideas to offer you. Sorry

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im connectiong a switch to a switch, what connection do i use straight or cross.


A:switch to switch straight or cross

standard rj45 cables

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We are moving to a new office location. The guys who will be setting our network is proposing the following equipment:

1. 3Com 24-port 10/100 mbps switch
2. 24-port Patch panel
3. 6u data cabinet
4. 1u cable management

The new office will be a 2-floor building with around 40 computers. I asked some of my friends who are more expert on network setup and told me typical switch (Linksys, Cisco) will do if we need to save some money.

What do you think? Thanks a lot!

A:Is 3Com 24-switch necessary or typical switch will do?

Well, first off, I'd be specifying a gigabit switch for expandability, I can't see investing in a 10/100 switch in 2010! If you don't need a managed switch, or need to save money initially, and unmanaged switch will probably be significantly cheaper.

In point of fact, if you want to go really cheap, you can get away for less than $100!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...igabit switch&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

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