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

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

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?


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

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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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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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Good Evening
hope someone can help

i have a netgear router dg834gt and netgear switch gs608

2 computers connected direct to router work fine (using vista!)

yet 4 computers through switch have no internet access!! (using xp)

switch is connected via Cat5E cable to router
have tried everything i can think, with exceptions of upgrading firmware!

any help would be greatly recieved! (am having to make do with dongle!)


A:Solved: no internet through switch (Netgear router Netgear switch)

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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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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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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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hi everyone,

i wanna ask about networking w/ internet connection, I have an ISP which gives me an internet modem with DHCP and that is connected to my 4 port DLINK Router ,
All 4 PC connected to the router and can access to the internet, and I added 3
PC and that is connected to my 8-port switch, My problem is how can i configure this 3 Pc to have internet access? My idea is i want to make a Router to Switch connection, Is it possible? Any ideas in configuration, ive read some articles on the internet that says specifying static ip and dns, but can someone pls give me step by step config pls, im just newbie in networking.

by the way all pc's are in windows xp pro.

thanks in avdvace

A:Confious! Internet -> Router -> Switch Connection

Run a cable from one of the switch ports to one of the router's LAN ports and that's it. No configuration necessary - it will work just as if the computers connected to the switch were connected directly to the router.

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i have a router/ modem that has been able to share my internet connection between 4 computers. but i want to increase this number so i got an Netcomm np2005 switch. but now the networks dont seem to interact and the internet does not work on the computers connected to the switch. is it possible to do this or do i need something else to extend my internet sharing>?

A:Router And Ethernet Switch Internet SHaring

ok then yea i seem to meet all the requirements except it cannot detect an ip address on the pcs connected through the switch. and the net still doesnt work when i configure the ip manually? does anyone know what i could do?

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ok this is my first time posting but here we go.I have a belkin wired 4 port router model# f5d5231-4. I'm trying to turn this router into a switch I already turned off the NAT settings on the router. I hooked it up to my linksys router through one of the ports that saids (modem on the belkin) from one of the ports on the linksys. and my computer can not connect to the internet do I have to do something to my linksys to make the belkin work as a switch any help would be great thanks.

A:no internet connection after making belkin router into a switch

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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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Hi all i recently turned my second router into an Ethernet switch so that i could port forward a game. I am wondering if this will slow down my internet speed.

Thanks in advance

A:Will a router turned to a ethernet switch slow down internet speed for gaming?

Hello glaucun,

Technically speaking, yes. You've added another "hop" for the packets to have to travel to and from.

But it's not to any degree that you will notice.

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I just bought a netgear Cable/DSL router with an 8 port switch built in. I am currently still at school, so there is no need for the router, but I want to use the hardware as a switch. I am confused as to how to set this up.

The router I have is a Netgear RO318.

I know very little about setting up networks, but I assumed it would be the same as just switching out the hub. Boy was I wrong. I switched them out and it doesn't work like I thought it would. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks all.

A:Using router/switch as just a switch

Actually, at this very second I am trying to figure out that exact same thing! I will definately help you out if and when i get it figured out.

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I am in the process of setting up a pretty extensive gigabit network in my home. I have the new D-Link DIR-655 Pre-N Router with four gigabit ports and I am using all four to run to 8-port D-Link unmanaged switches in four locations. The first location is right next to the router. I have a fifth location. I searched hard for an 8-port wired gigabit router. If I had found one (at a reasonable price) I would use it as the base in from the modem then use the D-Link for wireless only (no routing). Alas ... I was unable to find one and so I am wondering if there are any issues running from a switch to another switch.

A:Router to switch to switch?

Only issue is a slight impariment in speed as it passes thru two switches and the router . . You may not be able to decerne it.

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Would like to get some opinions on this. I have a Dell N3000 switch and a Cisco 2901 router. Somebody recommend to me to consolidate the two devices and let the N3000 switch and route. My question is, is there are performance increase? What is the downfall of bundling the two devices? What is the upside?

A:L3 switch VS. Router and switch

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Hi guys this is my first request for help so I hope I format it correctly etc.

This problem has been ongoing for months now but has finally reached its peak. Essentially the symptoms are the computers on the network sometimes receive no internet at all, sometimes they receive a tiny amount compared to normal. I should be getting 8Mb but when I do an online speed test Iím only getting 150Kb/s (I know there not 100% accurate but Iíve clocked 6.5Mb on them before so I know something is up)

Here is my simple network setup:

1 Netgear DG834
2 Desktops both XP Pro SP3 Legit copies
3 Laptops, 1XP Pro SP3 and 2 Vista Legit copies
1 WiFi signal amplifier
1 Network Printer

For now my main concern is getting the desktops access sorted, i can worry about the laptops later.

When this has occurred previously I have rebooted the router and it seems to fix it (which is a pain since its in my attic) but its only temporary. Sometimes it goes weeks without problems then for days in a row it gives me agro. I have replaced the router with the exact model and used the settings from my previous router (which I didnít set up manually just copied the file between them via a desktop) and this helped for maybe 6-8 weeks I havenít been counting.

Now today its back to its old tricks and hopefully I can try to describe what i have tried and see if any of you guru's notice something I didnít.

Nothing can ping through the router if that makes sense. For example PC 1 cannot ping PC2 or vise ... Read more

A:Solved: Router not allowing terminals full access to Internet (challenging)

Just a little update

Last night the internet went completely find again at about 11:30 it was fine untill i went to bed at 1:00am and now when i go to use it now at 11am its completely slow again.

Also i have noticed that TX b/s and RX b/s are way down compared to yesterday, as far as i know these are up and download respectively.

Yesterday it was as follows:
TX b/s: 669
Rx b/s : 1405

Today it looks like this:
TX b/s: 536
Rx b/s : 9123

I have noticed something else, when i do a speed test it imediatly starts at about 800 then drops down to 150, is it possible i am being capped by my ISP? i havent recieved any letter stating so and its getting towards the end of the month, maybe i have used my quota although i dont think i have one. I have heard though ISP's can limit your speed if you download alot that month but not cut you off entirely so they can still advertise a 'no limit' policy...

My router seems to be recieveing connections fine, i can ping out from my router to google etc with 23ms returns so it seems the router is recieveing fine just not the devices it connection too, cant find anything like this anyware else but surely this is not a unique problem.

Dont know if this will help diagnosis but thought id post it.



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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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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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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 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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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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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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Ladies & gents,

I work for a smallish company that is about to expand. We're going from 4 computers connected to a Belkin 4-port router and adding 20 computers to a switch, which is connected to a D-Link DI-604 which is connected to the Belkin.

This reason for this convoluted setup is that the 20 new PCs need to be restricted in what they can access on the internet (2 sites and connect to a server). We don't want to restrict the 4 original PCs.

We picked up the D-Link due to its ability to control domains pretty easily. The problem is, I need an open connection to a specific IP address on ports 4040 and 701 for a program that the users will be accessing.

When I keep domain blocking off, the program connects to the remote server no problem. As soon as domain blocking is on, no dice. So now you're thinking: 'Just open the ports, idiot.' Tried it, no dice. I've opened the ports on both the D-Link and the Belkin (which isn't really necessary since the Belkin's firewall is off).

If you have been able to follow this long and arduous post and have any ideas as to where I'm screwing up, your responses will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks all.

A:Dsl + Belkin Router + Dlink Router + 3com Switch

Since you can restrict by IP with the D-Link, why not lose the Belkin and just use the D-Link as the only router?

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I have no idea why but i can only get a connection with the internet with one computer through a switch router... i was told that its not possible to get internet to multple computers, and only to one computer. I have a Netgear Gs108 switch router... but it connects to a Gray fox router which runs through my walls which my modem is connected too. i have no idea how to get internet through all computers which i have been before, i just got cable modem and it this problem started. So before the problem it was DSL at&t. Mabey some can help me please..

A:Need Some Help with Cable Modem to Gray Fox Router to Switch Router

Do a search( upper right box) for cable modem to Fox router to switch router.

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Hi I have tried many resolutions and nothing. It all worked before with 2 cheap routers off of my cable modem (High Speed Cogeco Cable) but I couldn't password protect the routers because my wireless for laptop wouldn't log on at all?

1) So now I have a new rca cable modem (from provider) to a linksys ezx55w 5 port switch (not in the uplink port I assume since I have tried with and without from modem).

2) From switch to D-Link Di-524 (for wireless in yard and garage if I choose to bring laptop out here or around) to two computers in garage

3) From switch to 100+ foot of cat cable to house to an X-Micro also wireless for where laptop mainly stays) (cheap router but works great)

So all should be fine as I have researched and had replies to do it this way for ease of not conflicting hooking 2 routers together.

NOT SO...lol.

After reading I do not see if there is something in the settings I should do to each router still...since they (to me) are on seperate lines from the 5 port switch? Or maybe is this a cause from my provider not allowing me to use 2 seperate lines as I see it as well?

ANY HELP is greatly appreciated please been working on this for over 3 weeks now and read so much that all the scenerios don't make sense anymore.
Take Care,

A:HERE WE GO AGAIN...ROUTER, 5 port switch ROUTER off MODEM? and Wireless.

the linksys is not a router it switch it's not a managed switch
you can not give it a ip address
try the d-link first then the switch turn off dhcp in the x-micro
past that I don't do wireless

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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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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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Hello folks, my ? is this, due to ip problems im having on a home wired network i want to change my hub to a router or switch, trouble is i dont know the difference between each, i allready use an external modem and i see most routers seem to have a built in modem and im wondering will that cause a conflict with my existing modem, i think i know the difference between a hub and a router but where does a switch come in. Any advice or suggestions will be much appreciated and thanks in advance.

Sorry, i should have posted in networking or hardware.


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hello everybody
I want to share internet(cable) with my landlord who lives downstairs, I would just like a bit of advice how I should go about doing it. I have looked at the switch and the router in this link http://www.radioshack.ca/estore/cat...enum=1&category=Networking&catalog=RadioShack

What we would like to do is just share the internet and not any files. I have a radioshack gift card to would like to use it but suggestions are welcome. Is there any speed difference depending upon if I use a switch or router?

A:switch or ROUTER?

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I'm just setting up a small 2 pc network, where I'm hoping to share Internet and File and Printer.

Which of the two do I need to use: A Switch or A Router?

I'm trying to get by as inexpensively as possible.

Also, how does the cross over cable work? I think it just connects to either computer through the NIC Cards. But could you file and print share with it also. ETC.

A:Switch Or Router?

mrosehutchinson said:

I'm just setting up a small 2 pc network, where I'm hoping to share Internet and File and Printer.

Which of the two do I need to use: A Switch or A Router?Click to expand...

To share an internet connection you'll need to 'split' an IP. ie, you'll need a router.

I'm trying to get by as inexpensively as possible.

Also, how does the cross over cable work? I think it just connects to either computer through the NIC Cards. But could you file and print share with it also. ETC.Click to expand...

A crossover cable swaps the pairs on one end of a network cable (4 pairs), basically alleviating the need for a hub or switch. Yes, you can file share, etc with a crossover. Simple peer to peer was often done this way between 2 computers, and still is .

Some years ago, the answer to both your questions was debatable. Today, it is not. Just spend the 40 bucks and get a router .

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Currently have a Linksys WRT54GC (wireless router with 4 100Mbps ports) that I use to connect to DSL.
I would like to add a Gigabit switch (most likely Linksys EG008W) so that the computers with gigabit capabilities can communicate faster between themselves.
I just want to make sure that:
1) The computers connected to the gigabit switch will communicate @ gigabit speed among themselves (i.e. this traffic is handled within the switch).
2) The computers connected to the gigabit switch will be able to access the internet via the router.
3) The computers connected to the router (via wireless or thru' one of the 100 Mpbs ports) can communicate to the computers connected to the gigabit switch (not at gigabit speed of course)

Thanks in advance for your replies.

A:A Router AND A Switch

Yes to all.

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Getting one computer connected to the Internet is relatively simple:
Purchase an ISP agreement, install the modem and connect your system to
it. As long as your system has the Network Interface Card set to accept
DHCP for IP addresses and DNS services, you're good to go.

[First Use the Network setup Wizard tutorial

Selecting DHCP:
open Network Connections, right-click on the LAN Connection->Properties
pull down to TCP/Ip and then click the Property button to the right
Click both "... address automatically" choices
and click OK]​your network now looks like this: direct connection
isp .... modem ---- your first system
To verify the IP settings, get a command prompt and enter IPCONFIG /ALL

PLEASE ensure that you have a firewall running on your system -- even
the simplistic default Windows Firewall in Win/XP SP2 is better than nothing. If you're not on XP SP2, then google for a free software firewall.

Now you want all the equipment for the kids, wife, or or your laptop to have Internet
service too. How do you share one ISP connection with all this other stuff?

Step 1: The first thing you add to your network is a ROUTER
NOTICE! Not a hub and not a switch; at least not as the first device attached to the modem.
Planning ahead would be a good idea, as there are several decisions here that may impact or limit your choices later (more on this below).
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A:Hub, router or switch; which one to use?

This is excellent. The only thing that I would add is that people should use straight-through Ethernet Patch cables (Cat 5e or Cat 6) for the connections.

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here is a screenshot from my d-link router-switch,
what will happen if i'll not mark "v" under the C?


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Hi I don't know all that much about networking and was wondering if anyone could help me out with the info, or at least point me to a good forum where I could get my FAQs about setting up my network. will be for at least 8 PC...

I'm not sure I'm aware of all the Pro/Con of getting a Switch or a Router for my networking (and broadband internet sharing)

speed/security etc.

thanks in advance!

A:Router vs Switch - which is best?

A router and a switch are two totally different things. Most people at home use routers as a NAT with a built in switch. Almost all home routers have a built in switch these days. If you need to or can only have 1 external IP from your ISP (most people on broadband I think) with several machines behind that on an internal network then you want to go with the router. The switch will expose all your machines to your ISP and only 1 will probably get a valid IP. You can always get a switch and put up some sort of "broadband router"/NAT in front of it.

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Switch - no router

I would like to be able to connect two different computers to the Internet through a cable modem without a router but never have them connected at the same time.

Is there a switch I can purchase that I could connect the two computers to and install it before the modem?

A:Switch - no router

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I have 2 machines both running XP I want to be able to share the internet. I have had my Broadband internet working for 2 years on USB on computer A using a Modem Router. I bought all the necessary cables (I think) and a ethernet switch. Heres the wierd thing. My ISP helped me change the config so that got the internet through Ethernet. Computer A works when I plug the Modem directly into the computer but when I put it through the switch it goes on and off all the time (Network cable unplugged) dont know if I have wrong cable my ISP does not support networking so wont get any joy there. And if I get Computer A working through the switch I need help to get comp B up and running.
Would I be better staying with the USB configeration and going that way round.

A:Switch Router Help

It would help if you specified what specific equipment you have, broadband modem make/model, ISP name and service type, as well as the Windows versions in use on each machine.

You would not be better off with USB IMO, but a broadband router is probably going to have to be part of the mix to share the connection.

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Waht is the difference between a ethernet switch and a ethernet router? Which one is better? Do you need the router first before you can use the switch?

A:router vs. switch

Google is your friend!

Router vs Switch - What Is The Difference Between a Router and Hub or Switch?


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I have a SMC7004ABR and a SMC7008ABR router. the only difference between these two routes is the number of ports, the SMC7004ABD having 4 ports and the SMC7008ABR having 8 ports. im looking to set up a network using the equipment already owned. i have the 8 port router set up connecting to my modem, this is what most of the computers are networked on. i have reacently aquired a few more computers and have ran out of ports on the 8 port router...the first time i ran out of ports i was using the 4 port and simply bought the 8 port and replaced the 4 port with it. now i want to know if there is a way to configure the 4 port router so that it basicly acts like a swith, meaning so that there is no NAT translation or firewall. i know i can turn the firewall off using the configuration options, but no where did i find anything about NAT translation....Also i know that 2 routers can be connected in such a way that it acts like a big lan basicly (thats what the internet does kinda). so i know its possable, i just dont know the fine details about it. If someone could help me out with this one it would be greatly appreciated.

A:router as a switch

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Ok this is the situation, in the house there is 3 computers and 1 xbox. 2 of the 3 computers are in 1 room which contains the router, cable modem and 2 routed computers. there is a wire from the 2 computer room going though the wall into my room which has the 3rd computer (mine) and the xbox i would like to hook my xbox up to my pc by a router,hub,or switch from internet going from the 2 computer room. i dont know what to choose!

A:Router, Switch, Or Hub

A router or switch would be your best bet, but in the router, you would have to connect the cable comming from the other room into the "Uplink" port, not the "WAN" port, so you can see the others, but a router tends to be more expensive. I hub isn't the best idea, because it is a TON slower than a switch.

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I cannot access a PC sitting on an external switch tied to my Linksys router switch. I have the RDP port forward to that machine's IP address but no luck. I can remote desktop to a machine I have directly on the router's switch. The firewall is unblocked for the RDP.
Any ideas?

A:Cannot RDP to a PC on switch behind router

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Router, switch ???

I have an accountant friend who has two computers XP and 98 on cable. She is concerned about security for her client files, which will be on the XP machine.

She wants both computers to be able to access the net but not necessarily at the same time.

She only wants her business computer to be on the net to upload and download tax info.

Her main concern is the security of her client files.

Is a router safer than a switch?

She doesn't care if she has to manually connect her business computer to the net when she needs to upload or download something.

What's her most secure way to set up her computers?

Hope I made some kind of sense.

I posted this on "Networking" but find it's more a "Security" concern.

A:Router, switch ???

Got a suggestion to disable the NIC card on the "business" computer when not in use.

Would that make it 100% secure?

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Hi all,

This is not really a Vista question but rather a Windows networking one. I have a VDSL wireless modem/router (supplied by my ISP) which has 4 cabled ports. Problem is, now I have 5 cabled devices I need to connect - 2 computers, a network printer, a TV via internet decoder box, and now an IP webcam. 5 devices, 4 ports... I can't get a different router w/ more ports, the VDSL stuff is special here and only supplied by my ISP currently.

So, can I put a regular old 4 port network switch cabled to one of the router ports and expand my network that way? Everything needs internet access except of course the printer.

TIA, --ch

A:Switch behind a router?

Sure. It is possible to extend a network in this manner.

The simple diagram above shows such an arrangement. The Router is connected to the Internet via I. Networked devices are then connected to the router via ports 1, 2, and 3. Port 4 is also connected to a networked device, in this case a Switch. Further networked devices are then connected to the Switch (and hence to the Router via port 4) via ports A through D. If necessary, you can connect another Switch to one of the other ports on the Router OR you can cascade it off one of the ports on the Switch.

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Hello I have a problem, I have 5 static IP adress from my provider, and we have 6 computers, so I have 4 of the computers directly to a switch (Netgear fs105) and the 5th is conected to the router, the internet works fine from any computer but I can not share printer or files wich is very important for us, thank you Manuel Corao

A:Switch and router

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I have a network using a wireless router. My switches I've ordered haven't arrived yet but I need to go ahead with setting some computers up so I'm using a router/switch for additional ports. I'd like to turn off dns on the second router/switch but I don't know how to access it. The wireless router uses, and if I setup the second router/switch instead, it would have also used If they are both Linksys, do they automatically resolve the conflict or is there a way for me to get to the second router/switch's settings? Thanks.

A:Use router as switch

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