Tech Problem Aggregator

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?


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

7 more replies
Answer Match 78.3%

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

4 more replies
Answer Match 97.44%

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.

3 more replies
Answer Match 97.02%

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)

13 more replies
Answer Match 94.08%

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

Each of these switches, in turn, will be connected to a managed L2 switch 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!

3 more replies
Answer Match 91.56%

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.


More replies
Answer Match 90.72%

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: TRENDnet 4-Port Broadband Router TW100-S4W1CA (Black): Electronics Cisco-Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port 10/100 Switch: Electronics

4 more replies
Answer Match 87.36%

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.

1 more replies
Answer Match 87.36%

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?

8 more replies
Answer Match 86.1%

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...

16 more replies
Answer Match 86.1%

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

6 more replies
Answer Match 84.42%

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.

3 more replies
Answer Match 84%

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.

3 more replies
Answer Match 84%

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

6 more replies
Answer Match 84%

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.

7 more replies
Answer Match 79.8%

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.



2 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

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.

3 more replies
Answer Match 78.12%

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.

3 more replies
Answer Match 78.12%

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

12 more replies
Answer Match 78.12%

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:

2 more replies
Answer Match 78.12%

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...

3 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

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 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

15 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

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

More replies
Answer Match 76.86%


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

11 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

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?

2 more replies
Answer Match 76.44%

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.


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

5 more replies
Answer Match 76.44%

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.

3 more replies
Answer Match 76.44%

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?

3 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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.

2 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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

6 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

I want to ask, if I disable my router DHCP function, can it serve like a hub?or it will like a switch?or something else?
Can you help me, please?

A:Router, hub?switch?

11 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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.

3 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

Need some help/guidance. New to TSG but am impressed with the answers/timing. Strong background in computers but weak in networking so help is much appreciated....

I think I've outgrown my network and/or unsure if further tweaking or different hardware is needed. I've grown the home network and finally have all the computers/arrangement I plan to utilize (no more kids!).

Here's my network:

3Com cable modem broadband by charter
linksys befw11s4 (4 port wireless router/switch)
linksys 5 port 10/100 hub
netgear ME102 (wireless access point)
netgear PS110 (2 port print server)

dell laptop (XP home) w/ truemobile internal wireless nic (also have a cat5 wire available in office if transferring big files)
desktop #1 (XP home) w/ linksys nic
desktop #2 (ME) w/ linksys nic
desktop #3 (ME) w/ linksys nic
desktop #4 (XP pro) w/ NF2 nvidia nic (finalizing multi boot set up w/ acronis os selector so it's not networked yet)

All computers set up with win XP (home) network wizard.

Using tcpip for internet (f&p sharing not enabled via tcpip).
Using ipx for f&p sharing (and gaming once I get these kinks worked).

Here's the problem. I seem to be able to only maintain network connections for about 4 or 5 devices (I think I'm hitting an XP home limit). If I try to log on with another device, it cannot access the internet/network OR I cannot access the printer (network print server).

I think the access point and print server count as devices on... Read more

A:new switch/router or.....?

6 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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.


11 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

ok here is my problem i have a that has only ONE ethernet port that can connect to a computer...

so i go out and buy a D-Link 5-port, 10-100 switch, in order to create more ports...

but this doesn't work, only one of the computers is able to have internet at a time if any...
why is this? does this have something to do with sharing I.P. addresses? any help would be appreciated

by the way the computers are an OLD mac and an OLD dell dimension 2400 if u guys need any other information plz tell me

A:Router with a switch?

Are you sure that this device is a router and not a modem and that it is configured to act as a router and not a bridge?

What is the exact make and model of the thing?

4 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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

6 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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

9 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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.

5 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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?

1 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

Can someone tell me if I can use my switch as a router or a way to get more Ethernet port? Since my router is down for the count and I need more ports! Thx

A:Can a switch be use like a router?

6 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

I need to set up a windows based network with a server and up to 18 PCs. Should I get a router or a switch? How are they different? As you can tell I am a rank beginner in the networking field... sorta. Having fully mastered the use of a mouse I, by default, have become the IT guru for the small retail company I work for.

I have set up a wired 4 port netgear router and expanded it with a D-Link 8 port switch without any problems. The new network will have all new hardware.

Anything at the basic level on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, M

A:Router vs switch?

Thanks for the quick reply Rick. That is kinda what I thought. Do you have any suggestions on hardware?

2 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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

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?

6 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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.

3 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

hi, i don't know if yous mind me askin this but here goes!

i am doin some coursework for uni. and i'm at a stage where choosing whether i need a switch or a router. in this picture, the six lines on each floor are workrooms. so in total there are 18 workrooms. with the addressing chosen, i have 18 subnets, so each workroom s its own subnet.

my question is should i use a router or a switch on each floor when it comes to splitting into the 6 workrooms (a.k.a into the 6 different subnets) . bearing in mind i am going to have one DHCP server on each floor ( i think, unless that doesnt make sense to you guys?) i know i will need some sort of BOOTP relay agent to do that.

if you need more info just ask!

any help would be great. Thanks.


A:do i want a switch or a router?

I'm no expert but it sounds like you need a switch.

1 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

Is this what is meant by a router and switch in one?

or this

or both are?

A:switch and router in one

8 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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

11 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

Hello!! I have a router (Huawei EchoLife 520) with STB port for IPtv. I want to connect this router to my Prime router (Linksys) to act like switch so i can connect it to my Set top box (via STB port) because linksys has not have STB port for IPtv The reason is that linksys sync @ 20Mbit and Huawei as Prime router syncs @ 8mbit!!!! Ive try to do it (diable dhcp,nat firewall), and Huawei act like switch. Ethernet ports 1 to 3 shares internet to other devices but from STB port my Set top box returns DHCP error. any help??

A:use STB router as Switch

Welcome to SF Prime1,

See if this Article works for your Huawei and Linksys.

Let us know if it works or not.

2 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%


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


6 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

I recently wired my home with Cat 5e cable with all the cables coming into a central router (Netgear 3500). There wasn't enough ports on the router so I connected an 8-port Netgear switch to the router (Cat 5e cable from switch to LAN port on router). This is where the problems begin. All computers connected to the router can use internet and see all the other computers, network printer, Network attached storage, etc... However, all computers attached to the switch can only use the internet. They cannot see anything else on the network. What am I doing wrong here? Any ideas would be helpful.

A:Switch behind Router

6 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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?


1 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

i have an old smc7004bvr router that I would like to use as a switch. I've looked at smc's website but they it wasn't helpful. Is it possible to turn this old thing into a switch?

A:use old router as a switch?

See post #2 in

Ignore the wireless part.

1 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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

10 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

I had just configured my router to work with a torrent. In the process I lost my internet connection with my wireless computers.

I just added a Gigabyte switch, which has complicated thing further. The switch only works with my desktop but only when I plug it directly into the modem or the modem via the switch. I can't get either laptop to work even when hardwired.

When I plug in the router to the switch, even my switch to desktop connection fails to provide internet. I can access the router wirelessly to change the parameters but I can't get through to the web.

I am now just looking for a way to reset and start over to configure all components from scratch to see if I can get it to work. Can anyone point out how to reset and retry?

A:Router vs Switch

12 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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.

2 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

I currently have a Belkin N600 wifi router (I only use the wired ports), which is 10/100 (fast) ethernet. 2 of my three, plus NAS, units are gigabit, plus my cable modem is 3.0 DOCSIS. I'm planning on adding another NAS, so that's five ports needed. So I'm wondering whether I should go with a 8 port gigabit router (wired), or add a gigabit switch (if that would give me faster transfer speeds between the gigabit capable machines)?

Any insight would be appreciated.

A:New router or add a switch?

I would get a nice 16 port switch, always room for expansion

9 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

I'm having endless problems with connecting both my PC and 360 to the net. I have what I think is a hub behind the router (the router only has one ethernet connection - its one from Vonage)
Firstly, how do I know if I have a switch or a hub?
Secondly, does DHCP on the router need to be turned off or on?
Are there any other setting on the router that need to be changed so that the hub/switch works?
When the hub is connected, I can get either the PC or the 360 to connect, but not both. The hub has 4 connection points (excluding the uplink connection).
Both the PC and 360 are on dynamic IP.
I've 'power cycled' a number of times but nothing got resolved.

thx in advance

A:Switch/Hub behind router

If you have the choice, ENABLE DHCP. This assigns a unqiue IP address to every
device on the LAN side -- without which you can only have ONE device attached.

A hub or switch may then be attached thus:

modem --- hub/switch --- multiple devices
Both hub/switches have zero configuration options and DEPEND upon the upstream
router (or modem) to have NAT+DHCP.

12 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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).
You may find some routers with a USB and Ethernet port to the m... Read more

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.

3 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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 .

2 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

hi my dsl modem and 4-port switch got stollen yesterday when my house got broken into for some reason they didn't steal my comp though weird anyways i want to get back on the internet but what id really like this time is a modem and switch all in one thing is there such a thing that way all id need is one device not a modem and a switch? if not witch is better a hub router or switch?

Sincerly Liam

A:Hub, router or switch?

7 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%


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.

21 more replies
Answer Match 75.18%

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.

9 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

I have recently moved into an apartment which has broadband pre installed. Basically what i want to do is use my router so that i will have wifi throughout the house. I am wondering how i should configure my router.

The plug in the wall is an rj45 so i have an rj11 cable running from that to the dsl input of the router. My laptop sees the router fine but it wont connect to the net. I believe it is a configuration issue with the router (which is an netopia 3347wg).

I am lost tbh, and its quite hard to explain in a post. I can try and explain further if ye dont get me .


A:Adding a router behind a switch

on the assumption that the socket in the wall is fed from a communal router, then to
go wireless you need a wireless access point, this is like a standard hub but has wireless capability.

have a look in your router config page and see if there is anything about "wireless bridging" if there is then this will work.

6 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

I am a fairly advanced computer user, but have had no formal training in networking. I often get confused with routers, switches and hubs....I came across this site searching for a guide to network w/ a router and switch but haven't been able to find exactly what I am looking for.

Here is my story. I live in a 3 story home. On the top floor, cable comes into the house and that is where the cable modem is. I have a linksys wireless router running from the cable modem that supplies two computers - one in the same room, the other 2 floors down in the basement. These are both wired connections. I originally went wireless but the connection is so weak in the basement that I had to run a wire outside the house. This has been working fine and my connection is always strong as it is wired. I have a laptop that I rarely use b/c the internet connection is weak, even after purchasing extra boosters. I couldn't find a way to strengthen the wireless connection.

The other day my brother gave me a 4 port linksys switch. I took the wire that was going into the computer downstairs and plugged it into the switch. I then ran two wires, one to the PC and one to the Laptop. Neither works........

If you tell me any other information to provide, I will. I thought this would be an easy setup, but now it is giving me a headache and I don't have a great amount of time to get this done. I usually only have an hour or 2 of free time each day to post and read forums......I haven'... Read more

A:Linksys Router and Switch

I took the wire that was going into the computer downstairs and plugged it into the switch.Click to expand...

be sure it is plugged into the WAN port on the switch.


3 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%


I was just wondering if I was to create a home network (in a new home) what would be the best way to do so? Of course I'd want it wireless and wired. I'd want wireless to cover the entire house for laptop usage and wired in 7+ rooms. My main question is how to do it. Should I get a wireless router, and connect two computers to it, then from the wireless connect another router, or should I connect a switch? I'm confused, what's the difference?


PS: I'd like D-Link.

A:Network Switch or Router -- ???

13 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

I have a 4 port router DL-604, I need something a little quicker for my Network and computers. When we are both online or playing games online, we get a bad lag. I would like to use a Switch, because I have read that they are much faster, but I would like to keep the safety of my router, kinda a security blanket.
Can I hook a switch to the router?
Are there such things as routing switches?
How would I hook a switch to a router if I haven't got a x-over port?
Any other suggestions?

A:Router->hub or switch HOWTO?

7 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

I want to add a network switch to my router(Linkseys 320N) Tried adding the switch off of the router some stuff works. DSL to Router ethernet from router to printer, main pc and to the Switch (Trendnet TEG-680G). xbox , pc and other wifi form Router. From the switch Sony XBR 909 52 LCD, Sony BDP-s470, playstation, Dish Network and Google Revue. Windows 7, the ethernet to the ruvue was working and quit, seems I get one or 2 working off the hub and another quits. My current DSL is slow 1/10th of what I am paying for and thats all they got, I am swithching to cable next week, Can the switch and router be wired like this or can there only be one ethernet from the router to the switch when using the switch and everything else must come off the switch? If I get this fixed the next thing is getting the networking to work with the google and the tv, which should be working when the connection works but does not.

More replies
Answer Match 74.34%

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

16 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

I have a Hughes Net HN9000 router and am tring to link a 2nd computer to the internet.
I have a EBR 2310 D-link router and an Netgear Ethernet switch available
I have been unable to get both computers to connect to the modem at the same time.
the computers will connect individually but not together. any suggestions will be help full

A:Hughes Net vs router/switch

14 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

I use to have 3 computers online with a Cable modem useing a Hub.
Now, only one computer could be used to do gaming online.
If I use a switch or router, can I do gaming online with two computer at the same time?


A:Networking: Hub or switch/router

Yes, if you use a router than all of your computers will be able to access the internet.

1 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

I was running out of space with my 8 port swtich so I got a Linksys 16 port one. But, for some reason, 2 computers cannot connect to the internet when they are connected to the switch but work fine when connected directly to the router.

I've moved the cables around and it seems that it's not auto sensing or grabbing an IP address. Some devices seem to only work when connected directly to the router instead of the switch.
Why is that? I've tried other switches and the same thing happens. I have 4 ports on the router and whether I use the 8 or 16 port, the same thing happens with certain devices. Is there a limit to bandwidth and perhaps I have too much hooked to it? I don't think so but I'm not sure what else to do.
Any ideas?


A:Router/switch problem

It helps to know the model number of the new switch.

2 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

I have three computers in my house and one xbox that all need a internet connection

i have one computer on the first floor of my house
then two computers and an xbox on the second

i have a d-link router that works perfect supplying the comp on the firstfloor and two on the second floor

i recently bought a linksys 5 port workgroup switch to eliminate the trouble of running three ethernet cables to the second floor and run just one wire

i take the one wire coming directly from my router into the uplink port on the switch(on second floor) and then run 3 cables from the switch to each computer and the xbox

problem is that the computer or xbox that is plugged in directly next to the uplink port on the switch will recieve internet connection

ive tried all the other ports and it doesnt work. im a little new to setting up networks but thought this should work and now im left in the dark any help would be appreciated

A:router and switch problem

No surprise there, the port right next to the uplink port is shared with the uplink port, it's not available for you to use. The other ports should work, but you can only use the uplink port or the adjacent port, but not both of them at the same time.

3 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

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

Thanks in advance!

A:Connecting a router and a switch

Sounds perfectly correct to me

3 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

I'm an old Cisco guy. These 3Com's are weird. hahahahahha

Anyway, I hoping to find a sample config for a 5000 series router and PWR4400 switch using VLAN's.

I don't have a spare router to experiment with, so I need to make sure my config is right before I can deploy it.

I don't even have a config built yet, so I've been working on it with paper... lol

Any assistance with trunking these two devices with at least 2 VLANS would be very appreciated!

Thanks for your time and efforts!

A:3Com router/switch help

It's been a long time since I've touched a 3Com switch. Not sure how these devices work in comparison with the one I configured, but the key with setting up VLAN trunking on a 3Com is to focus on what VLANs are. What differentiates a VLAN identified frame versus a normal frame is in the header of the frame datagram. There is a section added to the Ethernet header which I don't remember the actual size but can be a byte in size that identifies the frame to belong to a specific VLAN. The terminology for this type of frame is a VLAN tagged. This is important when you go to configure trunk ports. VLAN trunk ports are ports which tag egress Ethernet traffic over the same port which allows one port to send traffic destined for multiple VLANs. When you declare an access port to participate in a specific VLAN, the Ethernet frames are said to be untagged. The Ethernet frame looks like a normal Ethernet frame with the exception of where the Ethernet frame originated from on the switch. When you declare a specific port to be part of a VLAN for access traffic, you would configure that port to be untagged for that VLAN.

Since you're a Cisco guy, for a VLAN trunk, you would issue a switchport mode trunk command. If you issue nothing else, that switchport will send all VLAN traffic it is aware (VLAN database) through that switchport. To limit what tagged VLAN traffic is sent out that port, you would issue a switchport trunk allowed vlan command. With an access port, you... Read more

2 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

Hi I am not too bright about new things. I have 1 computer, desktop, and would like to hook up a wireless to use for phone and kindle,etc. Question is shoud I use a switch or router? I have a netgear fs105 and hooked it up but was told it's not wireless (that's how much I know). Can you advise something simple that would work? Have Vista. and dsl.

A:Adding a switch or router

You currently have a switch.

You can replace it with a wirelss router, go into the router settings and disable DHCP server.
Assign yourself a wireless password and security like WPA (at least) and you will have essentially the same setup, but with wireless capability.

2 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

A bit of history to understand my situation:

I am a software developer and until yesterday I had to 2 cable modems in my office one for use and the second was to run a computer that basically was a file server for clients to upload and download information.

My ISP now has a faster service with 150Mbs down and 50Mbs and i was told it could handle my current work load. So yesterday I switched to the service the speed is amazing and even with 15-20 people pulling from the software box we saw no slow down in the office. However.

After awhile of constant download to the server my Router drops the WAN and we have to reboot it. It has been dropping pretty consistently now every 3 hours. I did some research and turned off QOS WAN Traffic Shapping however that does not seem to be helping.

I also read that I could use a 1GB switch from the modem and have the router on one port and the server on the other. However this suggestion came from google and a resolution to the same problem however torrent related.

So I come to you guys for an idea. Plus I want some feed back before I go drop 100+ Dollars on a suggestion from probably a 12 yr old.

Router is a D-Link DIR 655 with newest firmware 1.34NA

appreciate any and all feed back.


A:Router, Switch or Combo

7 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

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?

6 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

pls help me i want to have a copy of frequency for router, hub, switch. i've serched the net, yet i did not get any visual copy.

A:frequency of router, hud and switch

What do you mean when you say frequency? And what type of equipment do you have?

1 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

hi all,

i have read lots of web pages that explain how switches and hubs work but i couldnt find one that addresses my question: if you have a hub or switch connected to a router, is everything behind the hub or switch on the same network as everything else thats connected to the same router?

for example, i have verizon fios broadband, which came with its own verizon router.

due to the existing wiring of the house, what i would like to do is run two wires from the broadband router:

- a first one which will go into the Tivo Box that sits next to the router
- a second one which will go to the basement where it will be hooked up to an ethernet hub or switch.

my question is whether any further connections made into the ethernet hub from the second connection will be able to see directly over the network the tivo box thats sits on the first connection and is connected directly to the router. if my PC is connected to the ethernet hub will it be on the same network as the tivo box which is connected to the router? apparently thats the only way to guarantee that the tivo software will work.

more generally, if i want to split my internet connection so that i can connect many different devices, but i want all the devices to stay on the same network, which is the best piece of equipment that will allow me to do so, hubs or switch?


A:Hub/switch behind broadband router

Everything will still be on the same subnet. All IP Addresses will be assigned by the router.

Switched networks are usually faster than HUB networks.

A hub basically sends all data to ever computer. The computers ethernet cards have to listen to all traffic and select only that addressed to it. Causes the cards to operate in half-duplex mode. Cannot transmit when receiving.

A switch on the other hand, only "routes" the data to the specific IP address involved. This allows the ethernet cards to run in full-duplex mode, can transmit and receive at the same time,

3 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

hi guys
I have 2 computers (one is using windows 7, other is using windows xp), one switch and router. I don't have physical access to router. I have plugged the cable from router to switch, and connected both PC's to switch and now I have internet on both PC's.
My question is, can I "control" or share files on windows xp with Windows 7 (main computer) and in same time have access to internet? Or to use windows 7 to connect to internet?

A:network - router -> switch -> 2 PC's

7 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

I have a Leviton structured netwrk cabinet. I have Comcast cable attached to a Dell Power Connect 2708 switch. Th switch attaches to the Leviton hub. There is a Linksys WRT54G attached to a network outlet in another part of the house. There are 2 computers and a Synology storage device attached to the router.I also access the router wirelessly.
I only recently moved the modem to the Leviton closet and connected it via the switch instead of the router.
I had the Synology attached to the switch before but since I moved the cable modem I can not see the Synology unless I move it to the router. I also can not see the network when I try to attach a computer to a network location any where else in the house. I have internet access but not netwrk access in those locations.
Can someone help me with why I can only use the network directly thru the router. I'd like to be able to use the network elsewhere in nthe house and it would be preferaable to hqave the Synology attached to the switch.


More replies
Answer Match 74.34%


I have a Linksys Cable/DSL Router with 4-port switch. The model number is BEFSR41 ver.3. It is just a spare router that was replaced with a wireless router.

Is it possible to turn off all routing capabilities so that it acts only as a switch? I need an additional port in my office where there is only access to 1, so basically I want one wall jack to act as two.

I am not trying to make any changes to the other router/cable modem setup. I am just trying to eliminate buying a new switch if this old router can do the trick.


A:Changing Router to Switch Only

15 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

Wait a minute! I do not want this: Internet > Modem > Router > Switch, but I want Internet > Modem > Router > Switch > Secondary Router. I would like devices that connect to the secondary router to also receive an internet connection. And yes, I understand that it probably makes no sense to do this.

A:Have router connected to switch

Originally Posted by evantig

Wait a minute! I do not want this: Internet > Modem > Router > Switch, but I want Internet > Modem > Router > Switch > Secondary Router. I would like devices that connect to the secondary router to also receive an internet connection. And yes, I understand that it probably makes no sense to do this.

And the need for a second Router is what? It can be used as simply another Switch, just don't connect a cable in the Uplink port which usually is for connecting to a Modem.
Modem to Router Uplink port, RJ45 ports to 3 devices and 4th to the Switch, one port on the Switch to another Switch, show how-to in the manual. I've done it this way but was short 2 ports so changed the 5-port Switch to an 8-port Switch. Two ports are for printers and two ports are for NAS drives. For best speeds the Router/s and Switch should be rated at 10/100/1000 or Gigabit. A Wireless Router should be 802.11n or ac.

One setup I'm having to work with in the next day or two is adding a Wireless Access Point/WAP to a wired Network, trying to do it with a second Wi-Fi Router as the WAP.

1 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%


I've currently got my network setup similar to the picture below, except:
1. I only have PC1 and PC3 connected. Both PCs are running Windows 7.
2. I've got an XBox and PS3 connected to the router

My ISP provides two IP addresses, PC1 has its own IP and the Router has the other one. All devices are able to connect to the internet; however, PC1 is not able to communicate with the devices connected to the router. Is there anyway to get this network to work? I basically want it as if all devices were just connected to the router, but with PC1 having its own IP, and the Router having its own IP.

I've used the exact same configuration in the past with both computers running Windows XP and was able to get the two computers to communicate by installing some protocol. However, I heard that the protocol was really outdated or something and not good to use for security reasons, but it did what I wanted it to do so I used it.

Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

A:Network Switch & Router 2 IPs

7 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

Yes i know it should be other way around,but i did this because i tried everything on the d-link dir-655 to get portforwarding and krap even dmz and nothing so i put my main comp on switch so people could join mt civ4 games hosting. However i have a network it works but it slow since the router is plugged into the switch. I cord goes from switch to wan port on router. I also have a second comp and an xbox i want to have assigned ips. Shaw only assigned 2. Is there a better way because when 2nd comp is in switch file transfer is way faster when it no it lik 10mb/s max very slow. The main comp cant detect other comp behind router. The 2nd comp can connect to main comp infront of router fine. Speeds main issue and jsut wondering if there a better way that wont screw me hosting games.

A:Router plugged into a switch

How old is the switch? If it is a 10mb switch then you will be limited to that.

3 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

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

9 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%


Hello. Do I need an Ethernet hub, switch, or even a router to have my Ethernet VOIP telephony box to be hardwired "separately" from my cable modem and NOT be part of my hardwired wireless router's ports???

My Objective/My Plan:

This is for home/residential networking. To have two (2) hardwired networking hardware items: 1. (1) VOIP box... ...and... 2. (1) wireless integrated router BOTH hardwired off of the same cable modem of my cable ISP. I need either a hub, a switch, or even a router to connect both networking hardware items to the cable modem. Also, I MUST BE ABLE to connect to the Internet at the same time for both the VOIP box and the wireless integrated router (the Internet) if necessary. My current wireless integrated router will serve as my wired/wireless networking device for a desktop computer, a laptop, an Internet streaming radio, and a Wi-Fi Smartphone; but the wireless router *WILL NOT* serve my VOIP telephony service. Why? See: "Reason".

For your information, the VOIP box offers an incoming Internet connectivity, an outgoing traditional telephone jack, and a power port for a power adapter. No Internet bypass Ethernet port on the VOIP box.

Also, be aware that my cable ISP company is NOT the same as my VOIP company. This does not make much different on the networking hardware setup. The cable modem itself has ONLY one (1) Ethernet connection too.

[*NOTE: I have learned that a two-way Ethernet "splitter"... Read more

A:Do I need an Ethernet hub, switch, or even a router to have my...?

Quote: Originally Posted by montecarlo1987

Questions to answer please:

1. What do you think I need? Do I need an Ethernet hub, switch, or even a router to have my Ethernet VOIP telephony box to be hardwired "separately" from my cable modem and NOT be part of my hardwired wireless router's ports?

2. Will an Ethernet hub or switch support more than one networking hardware to connect onto the Internet simultaneously or at the same time or not? (I am not familiar with Ethernet hubs' and switches' properties.)

3. Another router a "fair" idea or do you not agree at all for an integrated router to serve as a hub or switch? Will I have networking issues if I incorporate another router into this setup? Can it be "tamed" to not cause issues?

4. Do you have any suggestions, different ideas, or thoughts here?

Thank you!

1. You could complete this in two different ways however it is dependent on what the current router is for your main internet connection to client computers. One way is to connect a separate router to one of your main routers LAN ports. for example connecting the internet port to the LAN port. Then all you need to do is add the VoIP clients to the added router and it will be completely separate from your computers due to a technology called NAT.

Second option which could be cheaper is to get a managed switch (NEVER GET A HUB THEY EQUAL NETWORK DEATH) and then setup som... Read more

9 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

I have a DSL router (Mecer 4-port) that keeps me connected to the internet and 3 of the ports are being used by our 2 PCs and a Laptop.

I also have an old 5 port switch (Genius Fast ethernet N-way). What I'd like to do is connect the router to the switch and possibly use the two together for a bit of network gaming and the like.

Is this posible (I have an excess of network cables) if so should the switch be in "normal" or "cross-over" which relates to the first port.

All input would be good.


A:Linking a router to a switch

Just hook up the switch to your router in place of the laptop and utilize one port off the swtich to your laptop giving you two ports for adding to your network for gaming and such.

2 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%


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

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

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

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

Thanks for any advice

A:Connecting a router to a switch

6 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

So I'm trying to setup a home network and was wondering if this would work, or if it wold hinder the speed of the network or internet in anyway.

I have a 1 gigabit router, and I would like to connect these devices in this way

Modem -> Router -> Switch1

MyComputer -> Switch1 -> Switch2 <- all other computers connect to switch two
Would this slow down internet speeds for the computers going through switch 2, or if I connect switch2 Also to the router would this make a difference as the internet would be direct?


A:networking with 2 switch and a router

As long you don't have anything weird like a 10Mbps switch... but why do you have this setup? couldn't the computers connect to the first switch?

1 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

Hi all i'am new in this forum and i have question
The problem is:
I have the next
1.PC with windows 7 OS
2.Laptop with XP OS
3.A switch repotec
4.A router
5.I have also 2 IP address
I have connect all that like Attach pic
How to make a homegr&#1086;up between the PC and Laptop
Can someone take me a same guild step by step or to help me to set my homegroup

A:switch-router homegroup

13 more replies
Answer Match 74.34%

Is it possible to have two connections from a router to a switch?

Currently we have a wired connection going direct to the the switch however we would like to have a backup wireless connection via two range extenders.

Whenever I connect both everyone on the network losses connectivity.


A:2 connections from router to switch

6 more replies