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

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

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

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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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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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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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We setup a home network in our new house but we have a problem with limited connectivity in specific configuration.

There is few situations to describe the problem :

1. If I connect my computer directly to the modem I can access to the internet. (modem --> computer = internet OK)

2. If i connect the ethernet cable (in the wall) between my modem and RJ45 jack in the living room and connect my computer directly to the RJ45 I can access to the internet. (modem --> cat6 cable in the wall --> computer = internet ok)

3. If I connect my router directly (without the cat6 cable in the wall) to the modem and my computer to the the router I can access to the internet. (modem --> router --> computer = internet ok)

4. If i connect the ethernet cable (in the wall) between my modem and RJ45 jack in the living room and connect to router to the RJ45 and my computer to the router I CANNOT access to the internet. (modem --> cat6 cable in the wall --> router --> computer = internet access problem)

5. If i connect the ethernet cable (in the wall) between my modem and RJ45 jack in the living room and connect to a swith to the RJ45 and my computer to the switch I can access to the internet. (modem --> cat6 cable in the wall --> switch --> computer = internet OK)

With those tests I am not able to figured out what is the problem... router is working in situation #3. cable in the wall is ok in situations #2 and 5.

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A:Solved: Router don't see modem but switch does

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Hello Guys,

First of all, I am totally noob on managing computer networks.

I ve bought this new Cisco/Linksys SRW2024 Switch, and i already have the Cisco/Linksys Router WRVS4400N and also one ADSL Modem.

The switch is managed 24 port gigabit.

How shall i connect them together?

The switch doesnt seems to have DHCP Server for its clients to optain automatic IP and DNS.

Please help.

The aim of this config is to have a gigabit connection between the network and share the ADSL modem Internet.

At the beginning i wanted to get rid of the router and just keep it as a WiFi unit, but i think i will not be able to connect the ADSL modem directly on the new Switch. Please advice.


A:Solved: SRW2024 Switch + WRVS4400N Router + ADSL Modem

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Hey, all. For a couple years now, I have been using a 5 -port Linksys Etherfast switch to hook a Panasonic blu ray player & DishNetwork Box to the internet via my home network. I had the switch plugged into a gaming adapter. Worked fine, until I had to replace my router. Was using a Linksys WRT54G router and the switch & router communicated flawlessly.. didn't even have to set it up manually when I first added the switch. Did all this to avoid dropping more wires into my back bedroom.

I upgraded to Cisco (Linksys) E3000 Gigabit router, and the switch will not "talk" to the new router. DHCP's enabled, and both the bluray player & Dish box tried to autoconnect using DHCP.. no dice. Tried several hard resets on all devices mentioned above, even firmware update on the new router. No dice.

So here's my question : do you think it's just an incompatibility question? If I buy an Gigabit ethernet switch, do you think that will fix the communication problem?

I was thinking if you go gibabit to gigabit.. It might be more compatible. I wanted some expert opinions though, before I go dropping another $30-40 on a new switch.

I read about creating ethernet bridges using DD-WRT firmware, but it seems daunting. I am not a complete noob, but it seemed beyond what I wanted to bite off.

Thanks in advance you guys & gals!

A:Solved: Question about using Using an Ethernet Switch with my new Gigabit Router

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I am setting up a network that has 6 tv's that need internet and 1 wireless router. So I figure I need one modem, one 8 port switch, and one wireless routers. I know very little about all of these execept a little about wireless routers. I am just looking for suggestions for this as in should I get all the same products or is there something I should be looking for? Thanks in advance.

A:Looking For Modem->Switch->Wireless 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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So I am updating my churches network and came to a setup I have never seen before. No one at my church knows anything about the setup except when they built the addition (about 5 years ago) they ran "a bunch of Cat5". They ran 3-8 jacks in every room. I have a closet full of about 50 cat5 cables of which only 16 actually have RJ45s on them and only 5 of which actually go to a computer. That stuff I was able to figure out. What perplexes me is the hardware setup.... I have seen modem to router to switch.

This install has a Comcast Modem with a built in 4 port router. 2 lines go to separate magic jack pro jacks. One is a straight cable to a wireless linksys router. The last is a straight cable to a 16 port switch. There is then a crossover cable from the wireless router to the switch as well. So on the switch port 15 goes direct to the modem and port 16 is a crossover to the router and back to the same modem..... I can figure out for the life of me why there is a loop going on here.

In either case the setup worked. So the duplicate line did not have an issue. I am so lost.

A:Modem to Router to Switch back to Modem, what....?

I would disconnect the cable going from the switch back to the modem/router combo. You're right. This loop is not proper. Loops should never exist on a switched network. I'm curious as to whether traffic is being forwarded around the network properly or if the switch being used has spanning tree support and might have shut down one of the ports wired up to the upstream network device.

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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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I have connected a cable modem and a wireless router linksys with 4 ports in my network; but I need to connected 2 PC more wired.
What can I do?

Thanks for any advance?

A:How connect modem; wireless router and switch together?

Quote: Originally Posted by elnene

I have connected a cable modem and a wireless router linksys with 4 ports in my network; but I need to connected 2 PC more wired.
What can I do?

Thanks for any advance?

The modem needs to plug into the WAN port on the router first.

If the router has 4 ports just plug the 2 machines into the LAN ports on the router.

You can also add a switch with more LAN ports which you would plug into the routers LAN port using Ethernet cable.

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Hi everyone,

Hi, I'm a sorta newbie/intermediate. I don't have professional networking experience. I'm even a little unsure of subnet masks.

I hope my newbie questions won't be too irritating.

A local charity wants to keep costs low by separating out their office computers from the student computers and also a satellite charity in the same building. That makes effectively three separate networks. Right now they have one simple 16 port switch on which all the machines are connected. Both the office computers and the dependent (rather smaller) charity have sensitive info on the computers and the charity boss is adamant that he want the networks unable to see each other so that at least his office computers are in a walled garden, so to speak. There's no real server just a shared folder on one of the desktops (only 3 computers in the main office).

Rather than a real physical separation, which would expensively entail 3 separate internet connections, I was thinking to do this with vlans. Am I on the right track?

Presumably I would configure 3 vlans with different subnets. How might this work with the (rather old) consumer netgear broadband adsl router?

For example, presumably the netgear would have its DHCP server switched off. Then presumably the managed switch would hand out the correct ip addresses for each vlan with its own dhcp server. Is that right? I am supposing that each vlan would have a different subnet, but maybe this isn't necess... Read more

A:one netgear router/modem and a managed switch for this...?

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I have a 3com Switch 4400 and a netgear BT internet router / modem (4 port)

BT router > 3com switch > PC's

I have around 10 Pc on my network, 7 of them are connected to the 3com and the rest via wifi.

i need the 3 com router to issue the ipaddrsses and give access the the internet via the BT modem / router / AP.

I have tried looking on many forums but no help, i can get the 3com to issue the ip addresses, but then i have no internet. Or set the d.gateway to the bt router but then i am unable to have the 3com to issue the ipaddress.

please if anyone can help

A:Bt wifi router/modem & 3 com Switch 4400

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I want to get solution of the networking problem I'm facing. I've a Shiro DSL805E Modem and to connect to multiple computers, I connected an Encore 5 Port Switch. Now I got laptop and thought of getting a wireless network, so I bought TP-Link TL-MR3420 Wireless Router and connected it to the one of the wires from the Encore Switch. But I'm unable to access the internet through TP-Link Router but the internet works fine for the computers which are directly connected to switch.
Someone please kindly guide me how to do ip settings for TP-Link Router.
But when I connect router directly to modem by bypassing switch, it works fine but not via switch. I have some restrictions due to which I have to strictly following this sort of connection: Modem -Switch - Router

A:IP Settings for ADSL Modem to Switch to Wireless Router

Sounds like a bad port on the switch, or else the switch and router's WAN port are not playing nice together.

Make sure it is not a switch port problem.

If it is not, try using the TP-Link router as just a switch and WAP, per this Library article. (Your "modem" is a modem/router combo.)

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I am moving my small business into a new office in a few days and could do with some advice on configuring the network.

There are RJ45 connections in every room which is cool, these all feed into a 48-port patch panel which the last guys left behind.

Every PC on the network needs to be able to access the internet, our storage server and other network attached devices such as printers and faxes.

Q1). If our modem goes into a router, and the router goes into a switch box, and all PCs and other devices including the storage server are patched into the switch box, will this work? We will be using one dedicated IP, and I believe that if the modem goes straight into the switch box, each PC will unsuccessfully compete for that same IP. So does going through a router alleviate this?

Q2). Do patch panels have speed limitations? Despite being entirely passive, is it possible that the patch panel might only be 100Mbit? I haven't bought the switch box yet, so would like to know if there's any point going for 1Gbit over 100Mbit. Couldn't see a model number on it unfortunately.

Thanks in advance,

A:Small Office Network - Modem, Router, Switch

edanfalls said:


I am moving my small business into a new office in a few days and could do with some advice on configuring the network.

There are RJ45 connections in every room which is cool, these all feed into a 48-port patch panel which the last guys left behind.

Every PC on the network needs to be able to access the internet, our storage server and other network attached devices such as printers and faxes.

Q1). If our modem goes into a router, and the router goes into a switch box, and all PCs and other devices including the storage server are patched into the switch box, will this work? We will be using one dedicated IP, and I believe that if the modem goes straight into the switch box, each PC will unsuccessfully compete for that same IP. So does going through a router alleviate this?Click to expand...

you are correct on both points. the issue is where does the DHCP service originate {the router or a Domain Controller[*]}?

Q2). Do patch panels have speed limitations? Despite being entirely passive, is it possible that the patch panel might only be 100Mbit? I haven't bought the switch box yet, so would like to know if there's any point going for 1Gbit over 100Mbit. Couldn't see a model number on it unfortunately.Click to expand...

No, the panel is entirely passive and therefore invisible to the network. Active components, eg routers & switches could be f... Read more

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Hi Guys,

I'm relatively new to this sort of thing and need some help, please.

I have two personal PC's and two laptops from work + a Netgear NAS NV+ that I wish to link up for: 1. backing up my work files, 2. editing photographs and videos, and 3. personal use of MS Office.

I have broadband into the house and get the internet without problems on any of the computers.

The NETOPIA 3397G is a modem router with only four LAN connections.
The NAS NV+ requires an extra connection as does one of my printers.

I have bought a Netgear GS-605 1GB switch.

I connected the switch to the modem router using Cat 6 cable - straight through type. Unfortunately, the switch doesn't appear to recognise the router as the LED is on amber.

I can connect the PCs and the NAS NV+ to the switch and make a fully working network but if I connect up to the modem/router I am unable to get the Internet.

Question 1. Should I be using a cross-over cable for the link between modem and the switch?

Question 2. As the GS-605 is just a switch, shouldn't the link to the modem-router just work, without any configuration changes to the router?

Any ideas for solving this problem would be greatly appreciated.


A:Netgear GS-605 1GB switch and a Netopia 3397G modem router


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Just confused by what I thought would be simple....

I have Spectrum Internet with a Motorola Surfboard Modem (Model No SB6141), a TP-Link 16 Port Switch (Model No TL -SG1016D), and an Apple Airport Extreme with a 5GHz and 2.4 GHz wifi networks. The cabling in the house is 5E.

So the Ethernet ONLY works from the Airport Extreme Router. Doesn't matter if I plug it into the modem or the switch - it always works and anything attached to the Ethernet plugs in the back of the Extreme work. No where else in the house does anything work. I can move the router to other locations - it works.

If I plug something directly into the modem - it works. For example, I just purchased an HP Probook. Plugged it into the modem and Ethernet worked. Plugged it into the Airport Extreme Router and Ethernet worked. But from the switch - NO! I ran Windows 10 Network Diagnostics and it said the "Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP configuration. But when I look at the Airport Extreme, there is one.

The same pattern occurs on all devices. Example, my IRIS Security system only works when plugged into the back of the Airport Extreme, not from any other switch.

So, I thought I'd be smart - plug the Airport Extreme directly into the Surfboard Modem and then to the switch. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't! So I purchased a VTLAN4 Tester. Followed its directions - checked an Ethernet cable from the switch to a computer desk I have. It says it should light up 1-2-3-4-5... Read more

A:Surfboard Modem + Apple Router + Switch = FAILURE

Connecting multiple devices to the modem (through the switch) will work only if your service includes multiple public IP addresses. You probably have "normal" service with just one public IP address, so you need to use the router to get internet access on multiple devices simultaneously.

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I need some assistance with our network at the office. We recently switched from having our data and voice being managed through a T1 and a phone server on site to having a cable modem and a virtual PBX.

Previous set up was T1 Line -> Box from T1 provided -> one line to the phone server and a second line to a SonicWall Firewall which then went to a couple of dell switches.

We have switched to a cable modem with 5 static IP's and a virtual PBX. Tech support for the PBX company suggested we configure our net work as follows.

--->Router---> Switch that connects to all phones
Cable Mode --> Unmanaged switch--|
--->SonicWall--> Switch that connects to computers

I configured the router for the phones and that works with no problems. But, when I configure the SonicWall with the information provided by our cable modem provider it worked but the SonicWall said it needed to restart after configuration so I clicked restart. Then the the internet connection wouldn't work and I couldn't get back into the SonicWall.

After numerous attempts at powering down the SonicWall and switch I finally was able to access it again and then the connection disappeared and finally I got access back again and reset everything to how it was on the T1 line.

The WAN setting on the SonicWall are as follows:

SonicWALL WAN IP (NAT Public) Addr... Read more

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Hi everyone,

Before I begin stating my question let it be said that I am a dimwit in networking. I just learned from other people how to normally make it work and now the time's come that I actually have to do something and I can't really figure it out.

1. My home DSL is powered by an Aztech ADSL - DSL5001EN. Currently, the modem is set to PPPoE/PPPoA with a username and a password.

2. I have 2 PCs running on Wired LAN cards.

3. I do not want to purchase wireless adapters for either as I want to go wired on this.

4. I'd like to keep the Aztech as the DHCP server/router since it has a pretty good wireless range and all the features I need can be found on the GUI.

What exactly is the device I need and generally, what do I need to do to make it work the way I have it pictured?

Disclaimer: I may have mixed the terms a bit. I also know that I may not be making any sense due to the lack of knowledge I have in the subject. I wil not be held responsible for your brain and nose bleeds.

A:Should I purchase a Router/Switch/Modem/Router

The thing you linked is a modem-router, so it connects to the internet AND routes traffic between all the computers connected to it. Good.
Looking at the ports behind, it has only ONE Ethernet port. Bad, and where your issue is.

If you want to go 100% wired, you need an ethernet switch. It's a device that is smart enough to route the ethernet traffic from more than one PC through a single cable, but dumb enough that is plug and play.
Something like this is cheap and tiny (i've seen tons of exactly the ones I linked and their bigger 24-port collegues in all companies with decent internal networks). Plug the ethernet cables from your router and from the computers into any of its 5 ports, as it doesn't matter, and you are ready to go.

If you want to do something fancy like connecting ethernet (network cable) devices to your wireless modem router through wireless connection without buying wireless adapters, look for a Wireless Ethernet Bridge. These do need some setup to be integrated in your wireless network (as someone has to tell them the name of the wireless network they need to connect and the password), but it's usually straightforward as they are much simpler devices than the modem-router you have already.

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I have a problem. I have a cable modem CISCO 2100, INTELLINET wired router, D-Link 10/100 switch. Modem is connected to router along with 3 other computers, switch is connected to router along with 2 other computers. Now all that works fine.
When I try to connect my TELINDUS 1132 ADSL wireless router to switch, I can't access the wireless router, which is Why I do this? Because I want to setup my wireless router to work with my laptop in a wireless way, but I can't even access the router.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Modem+router+switch+wireless router

Without the wifi connected, use IPCONFIG /ALL and look for the Gateway address - - that should be your[*]

Now connect any computer directly to a lan port on the new wifi router BUT leave the WAN port empty!
Again use the ipconfig and look at the Gateway address - - it MUST NOT BE - - that would create a conflict.

While connected like this, change the router address (say, limit the DHCP range to something like 2-16, set a new admin password and save the configuration. You will need to login again and now setup the WiFi SSID and passphrase for your encryption. Disable Remote Management and do not allow port 8080. Save the configuration once more.

Now you can add the WiFi router, but let's talk about the wiring.

You now have


+--- more stuff(2)

The TELINDUS 1132 ADSL is intended to be a modem+router so you will need to
connect a LAN slot on the TELINDUS 1132 to a LAN slot on a switch. (leave the DSL connection empty).


| |
| +---- TELINDUS 1132 . . . WiFi Connections
+--- more stuff(2)

ALL your devices will now be controlled by the router shown at the top[*].
The new wifi router on will control the WiFi access, but never assign an IP address. This creates a single LAN subnet and any active device can be configured for all windows Print/File Sharing.

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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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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 understand that this person wants to split his internet connection with his pc and his xbox, but what is the difference between trying to share with a hub versus a switch, what makes the switch better in this situation?, Im curious to know, not try to bash anyone...

A:Another hub/switch to a router question

I am giving you your own thread.

You've been around here a bit, please start a new thread for a new problem!

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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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I would like to know if i can have the next thing:

I have 2 pcs and a router, but would like to put a smc jumbo frame support switch 8 ports between the PCs and connect the switch to the router.

I know that a jumbo frame means a large packet but would like to know if i can still connect with the router without any problem!

Is there any problem in connecting a jumbo frame switch and a router???

Also, i would need 2 network cards with jumbo frames, sure???
Thanks a lot!

A:Jumbo frame switch - router question

Yes you can connect the switch just fine. It will/should auto-detect the peers capable of jumbo frames and use the feature on those ports.

Jumbo frames are a feature of gigabit ethernet so if you have 1000Mbit NICs then you probably already have jumbo frame support - just enable it in the driver properties. Your switch will work just fine with any other ethernet card with no problems too so there is no need to go out and buy anything.

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can you help me setup a small network? all of the computers are using windows xp home sp2. the modem hasn't arrived yet. we have an Edimax ES-3116P switch.

I understand that i need to connect the dsl modem to a pc and then this pc to the switch so that the other PCs can connect to each other and hopefully to the internet. I do need an extra NIC for the 1st pc for it to connect to the switch, right?

so once i have everything connected physically, what are the things i need to do on all the PCs?

A:Solved: dsl modem to PC to switch to other PCs

First of all you need to establish What you actually need.

If you are going to be sharing internet it is recommended that you have a router

all the computers can be connected to the switch .
The dsl modem would need to be connected to the internet port on the router , then the router can be connected to the switch . Then all the computers will be able to have internet connection

Now regarding What u will do with the other computers depends on what you want to accomplish and Your environment
At a basic level You would need to ensure that files can be properly shared.

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I was working on a friends house today he has dsl and his son wanted to get dsl upstairs on his computer also. I have two computers at home both xp home sp2 and had an everywhere router by linksys and hooked both computers to it no problem so I had dsl on both.

I was going to do the same with his, I went there and ran cat5e wire to the upstairs and got everything done. He was going to use a Linksys router. so I got the router out and it said to put the cd in first before anything so I did and it had very easy directions on how to plug the wires in etc. however, everytime I got to where it was going to check the internet connection it would come back and say it couldn't find the router. His computer was working right befvore this going tthrough just th dsl modem and I have hooked up a router before with no problems. I even got the ISP on the phone and we went through all kinds of stuff like ipconfig/all and ipconfig release and renew, tried to ping and it would n't etc, well I hooked just the dsl modem back up and internet started working aganin. the ISP said they thought the router was bad even tho it is brand new right out of the box, when the router was hooked up it had all the lites were right and the dsl modem lites were all like they should be so this led the ISP to say the router was bad. Ok I can live with that ( I was wondering if norton antivirus can have anthing to do with it although I shut it down and the router still couldn't be found). I turned o... Read more

A:Windows XP PRO sp2-Question about router hookup

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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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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 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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What's the difference between a switch and a router? (router meaning wireless or wired...if different explanations are needed please provide. ^_^)

Because I have both set up, when I think all I need is to plug everything into the wireless router, but I'm not sure if operating with a switch also is more effecient, or...basically anything. That's why I want to learn. xD

thanks everyone.

A:Solved: Switch vs Router

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My router recently died, and my wife has been bugging me about getting her computer the internet again. I have a switch (Trendnet TE100-S16Eplus) that I bought for lan parties a while back. I was hoping to just be able to go modem>switch>PC1 & PC2, but the second PC will not connect, any ideas? Are switches not able to do that? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Using a switch as a router

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I want to add a box patched into a 1-port ADSL router to split the internet signal (i don't need to network up the computers).

My question is do I need a router, or can I use a hub, or a switch?

A:Solved: Router, Switch or Hub?

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I have a Linksys dsl router, connected directly to my phone line (no PC). I run 2 wireless laptops off the router and the connection, when up and running is quick. My problem is however, everyday I have to switch the router off for 10-15 seconds, before I get a connection. I also sometimes lose connection if I'm online for a number of hours.

This has only started happening since I removed my old pc from my setup. The router was connected through the pc, unlike now, where as I said above, the router is directly connected to my phone line.

Hope someone can help.

Many thanks.


A:Solved: I have to switch router off and on everyday...

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Been reading for a couple of days and can't find a solution for my situation. The bunkhouse is about 1/2 mile from main house where modem and wireless router is located. Have an external antenna with RP-SMA connector connected to a 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 LAN Adapter, RTL8187L on a desktop. A second computer (laptop) is connected though internet connection sharing. My satellite company has told me I need a wired connection to the receiver to receive "on demand" service. I would also like to add a printer if possible. Anyone know the solution ?

A:Solved: Router, Switch, Splitter ????

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My house is built of reinforced concrete so the wifi signal struggles to get very far.

I currently have two access points - the one with the modem upstairs and a second one (A Cisco/Linksys 3000) on the ground floor linked by an ethernet cable. The upstairs modem/router hands out the IP addresses and both have different SSID. This works fine - no problems.

Can I extend this again by adding a third access point plugging an ethernet cable into the downstairs access point? Or would the "middle switch" need to be clever to do this.

If I can do this what IP address do I give to the new access point?

I cant add another access point to the upstairs one as it is a proprietary WIFIMAX modem with only a single LAN port and everything to do with the connection is loaded in firmware.

Many thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Extending LAN With third router/switch

Can I extend this again by adding a third access point plugging an ethernet cable into the downstairs access point?Click to expand...

Yes. (I understand that the downstairs access point is a router configured to act as an ethernet switch and wireless access point.)

If I can do this what IP address do I give to the new access point? Click to expand...

In the LAN IP address range of the modem/router but outside the Dhcp server's address range and not the same as assigned to any other device on the LAN.

I cant add another access point to the upstairs one as it is a proprietary WIFIMAX modem with only a single LAN portClick to expand...

Connect a small ethernet switch (example) and you have the same functionality as with a router with built-in ethernet switch.

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This is my first time posting on a technical help forum, I am a fairly advanced computer user yet this is the first issue I am not able to solve myself.

A few months ago I got a Lenovo SL500 from my company running Windows XP, this computer original came with Vista but was removed due to compatibly issues with the software I need to do my job.

At home I have a Linksys 8-Port Gigabit Switch chained to my Linksys wireless router WRT54GL which is plugged into my cable modem.

At work, my old office simply had a RJ45 jack running directly to a Cisco switch. When I moved to my new office, I am now sharing my connection with a neighboring office using a Linksys BEFSR81 wired router.

Now that you know my setup, here is what happened. From the time when I got my laptop to when I changed office, my laptop was always connected to a switch and was working fine. After moving into my new office, it got connected to a router for the first time and worked fine until I got home. I tried to connect to my gigabit switch and got a “Cable unplugged” error, I tried other cables, other ports and reset my switch to no avail. I then tried connecting it to my home router and was connected again, this was odd since the other computers connected to the switch had no issues. The next day I got to the office and was able to connect to my office router with not problems, yet when I tried connecting it to a jack in conference room (to Cisco switch), I got an unplugged cable error again. I conducted an... Read more

A:Solved: Can connect to router but not to switch

Welcome, Pierre. Nice, good explanation. Makes it easy for me to say the following.

Sometimes a NIC and the switch/router/modem port on the other end of the cable for unknown reasons will refuse to auto negotiate. I think it more often happens as a NIC (or the other port) ages. Anyhow ...

In Device Manager right click on your ethernet adapter - Properties - Advanced tab - and try setting the speed/duplex to 100Mbps/Full or 10Mbps/Full.

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Would these two work well together for a home network? Also with these would anyone suggest a separate firewall or should these provide enough security?

A:Solved: Opinion on router and switch.

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I'd like to put a wireless router behind a switch to serve as an access point for a couple of laptops in the area. The setup would look like this:

modem > main router > switch > Linksys WRT54GS wireless router

How do I configure the wireless router behind the switch? I've tried disabling DHCP on it and connecting one of its LAN ports to the switch. I see it in the available wireless networks but cant access it. The main router (USR) has an IP of, the Linksys is, dont know if that has anything to do with it, just giving as much info as I can. Thanks.

A:Solved: Wireless router behind switch

This has worked in every case I've tried it, and for a ton of people here. You need it in the same subnet, but outside the DHCP pool.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wirele... Read more

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As my PC will be moved upstairs soon where there is no way to get a ethernet cable any more,
I will be forced to go wireless...
I have never wanted it and never used it except on my mothers laptop witch is obviously built-in.
So my experience with wireless stuff is very low...

some fact that may play a role for your comments:
-from PC to modem/router threw the walls will be about 8 yards max.
-there is a chimney in the direct path from PC to modem/router.
-there is barely any metals used in the house although the modem is placed next to the water-main.
-the laptop of my mother never had any issues and is about 2 years old cant tell you the what hardware it used ATM.

Now what I want:
-I want my 6.4 MB/sec speed (other wireless devices dont play any role > mom laptop (80% facebook and 5% mails and 5% searching the web and the rest is youtube lol ; and the smart TV really doesn't do anything except for streaming some video clips very rarely.

- I NEVER want to get disconnected!! not even for a millisecond if you catch my drift.

- I prefer an internal piece of hardware witch I have a PCI slot for with the room. Although I would also like to be able to give internet to multiple PC's or whatever , ya never know ; LAN party for example...
i do realize a switch would suffice but I'll just give you everything because I know there are many ways to go wireless. just dont know crap about them...

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A:Solved: Help! need to switch from ethernet cable to wireless connection to modem/rout

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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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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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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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I have a X-Micro Wlan 11g Broadband Router and the plug gets very hot very quickly.

I have a further problem ( I switch off both router and modem every night), when switching on the router it is very temperamental. Sometimes it comes on straight away, sometimes it comes on after about 5 mins and sometimes it won't come on at all and it can take several hours before the lights appear and it decides to work.

A:Solved: Router Plug Gets Very Hot and Problems When Trying to Switch On

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