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Solved: ethernet switch possibly not recognized by my router

Q: Solved: ethernet switch possibly not recognized by my router

Hello everybody, I am in some distress, and would greatly appreciate your help

Here is my set up
Alright so my laptop and PCs (a) and (b) have the access to the internet. however my router sees only these three devices connected, as if my ethernet switch was not connected to the router. My problem is that the switch seems to work sometimes. Vonage is apparently having issues with the network setup so it doesn't work, same with my PS3, however the PC hooked up to the switch as well, sometime has internet and sometimes it doesn't. When it does have internet, Windows Xp pops out saying that there is an IP conflict with another PC on the network and then the connection is out. Any ideas of what is screwing up on my network? Any help would be greatly appriciated.

PS the ethernet switch is made by company Airlink
the modem is made by RCA
and the router is made by Linksys if that helps

A: Solved: ethernet switch possibly not recognized by my router

The exact make/model of the modem, router, and switch would be real useful here.

What you seem to be describing is a flaky switch or cable, not much can affect a simple switch in that manner.

As far as the duplicate IP addresses on the network, that could well be a different issue.

Turn off everything on the network, ALL the machines and any other network device like network printers and NAS drives.
Turn off the router and modem.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady data light.
Turn on the router, wait two minutes.
Turn on the network devices and computers, one at a time.

This issue is usually caused by resetting a router without resetting all the network connected devices.

Another issue that will cause duplicate IP addresses is assigning static IP addresses to devices that conflict with the router's DHCP address range. If you require static IP addressed devices on the network, they should be configured to be in the same subnet but outside the address range defined for the DHCP server.

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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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Good afternoon,

I have a networking question.

Can I plug a 5 port Ethernet switch to my DSL modem, connect 2 PCs to the switch, run a cable from the switch to the far end of my house, connect a Wireless n router for WIFI access for my laptop/iPhone and connect another PC, one BluRay player and a couple DirectTV DVRs to the wireless router? Please see attached diagram.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,


A:Solved: Ethernet Switch/WiFi Router Connectivity

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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

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I have an RJ45 cable run from my router to my component cabinet in the living room. The modem hooks into the router and then I have the four connections on it going out to two computers, a wireless router and of course the one connection to the component cabinet. I had a networked DVD player hooked to that RJ45 to access my computer's hard drive, but now I need to put an IR receiver in their so I can control my computer with my Universal Remote:

The question is do I need a router or will just a switch like this

work? I was thnking the switch is all I need since the router is necessary only for sharing an Internet connection, correct? What's the difference?

A:Do I need a router or Ethernet Switch to expand Network

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

A:Router And Ethernet Switch Internet SHaring

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

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Because of the way my house is set up i have to have an Ethernet switch by my cable modem and then my wireless router is run off of that via a 50 foot ethernet cable. My printer is plugged into the ethernet switch along with my desktop (these are in the basement the router is in the center of the house). My desktop has no problem using the network to print but my laptop will not recognize the printer because it cant find the ip address through the switch. Is there a way to set this up or is my setup not going to work?

A:Sharing files and printers through ethernet switch and router


How is your network setup, Homegroup or Workgroup networking? If you have assigned a static IP to the printer you may manually assigned this IP address when adding the printer from your laptop.
This Tutorial has different options on adding a network printer from your computer.

Please let us know if it works or not.

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I have an ethernet cable run in my house. What I need to figure out is if there is such thing an ethernet switch that does not require a power source. (or something that can get this situation resolved)

Here is my situation:
I have a cable ran to my basement, and have a bedroom directly above the basement that needs an ethernet run. It is not possible for me to run a completely new cable from the original starting point, so I was somehow hoping to use the cable going to the basement, put a head on it, put it into a switch/hub/splitter and run a cable out of it to the room directly above, and use the other cable coming out to stay in the basement.

Is there something that can do this for me? Is there a better way to do so? What would you suggest? Thanks!

UPDATE: Please refer to post #4 for more details.

A:Solved: Such thing as an Ethernet switch that doesn't need power? Question about ethernet run

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

Thanks in advance

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

Hello glaucun,

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

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

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Need to no if I have this right

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

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

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

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I have gotten blue screen of death and i'm just trying to find things that could be wrong. i stumbled across this unknown file in my device manager, and it is saying unknown and not allowing me to update the driver, Hoping anyone can help. I use a Belkin wireless router, but i have my internet through an Ethernet cord into my computer.
Thank you.

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I have a curious issue, so I figured I'd see if someone can fix a problem for me for a change.

I recently upgraded to a 35/35 Internet connection. When I connect my computer directly to the router, I get the full bandwidth on a test at However, whenever I use any of my gigabit switches between the computer and the Actiontec MI424WR router, I get much more leisurely upstream connections.

This seems to be some sort of issue with the cheap SOHO switch being throttled by the 100mbit port on the router. Obviously, the gigabit port on my computer seems to be smarter than the gigabit switch ports.

It seems clear that I probably have to replace the switch with a better model, but I don't want to buy a more expensive switch without knowing that it's really going to solve the handshake issue.

Any suggestions or ideas on how to beat this into submission would be appreciated.

Here's the results I'm seeing.
Using SOHO gigabit switch between computer and router (D-Link and Trendnet models tested with identical results);

Direct connection to router.

A:Solved: Ethernet Switch Issue

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I am having a problem with an ethernet switch that is locking up, trying to find the root cause.

The switch is a 16 port, 10/100Mbps, Linksys model EZXS16W. I have three computers connected to it:
Computer "A" is a Windows XP Pro machine running a FTPD server (Guild FTPD).
Computers "B" and "C" are CPU boards in an avionics box, both running VxWorks.

When the avionics box powers up, computers "B" and "C" attempt to communicate with computer "A", both using port 5000. After a few seconds computer "A" reports an error that it is unable to communicate with computer "B".

At this point I tried to ping computers "B" and "C" using computer "A" (ping fails), And tried pinging all three using a fourth computer connected to the switch (also fails). I concluded the switch is locked up. Power cycling the switch restores operation until it locks up again.

I tried two other identical EZSX16W switches (same revision, same firmware) with multiple avionics boxes:
Two of the three switches always lock up when used with the first avionics box.
None of the switches lock up when used with other avionics boxes.
Two D-Link switches do not lock up when used with any avionics box.
None of the switches lock up since I updated software in the first avionics box.
All of the above results are the same if I use another computer "A".

OK, so I solved the problem (updated software in t... Read more

A:Solved: Ethernet Switch Lockup

I'm not familiar with that switch. But if the customer wants to know why, you would have to do some more exhaustive troubleshooting. The first step is to look at the switch port the problem avionics box is plugged in to. You need a switch that can give you detailed information on what is happening on that switch port. Whether the connection is dropping out of full duplex, if there are collisions, runts, giants, CRC errors, etc, etc. To get that type of information you're looking at fully managed switch. If those don't give you any clues, you'll then have to either connect a hub in line or port mirror that port so you can do packet captures with a sniffer.

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I wonder if someone can answer a question for me,I have a TV downstairs connected to a homeplug which in turn connects to my router located upstairs via another homeplug. What I would like to do is get another ethernet connection (in other words have 2 or more ethernet sockets available)from the downstairs home plug,would a hub or switch (not sure which?) be the answer or would the only way be to add another homeplug downstairs? Hope this make sense, many thanks in advance RG

A:Solved: Hub or switch to split ethernet?

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hi, I’m goi9ng to get a blu ray player for my room and in order to use the blu ray live part of it i need to connect it to the internet. currently in my room i have a pc and an xbox 360 and just change over the Ethernet lead when i want to use one or the other, but now i would like a more permanent solution so that i don’t have to change over the lead if i want to watch a blu ray disc, go on my xbox 360 or pc. my question is will something like this do the trick?

if so does anyone know if this will decrease the signal strength that the Ethernet cable carries, as i would still need to be able to play games over xbox live.

thanks for the help


A:Solved: Ethernet Network Switch?

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The card is not being recognized . I installed XP Home from Windows 2000 ,then installed Network everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100Network card,model NC100 vers.2.1 . Is there somewhere i can download a driver that will work ? I downloaded nc100 zip , still nothing , the card isnt in the hardware profile either , ive pulled it and placed it in another slot , same result. Help.........

A:Solved: Ethernet Card not recognized on XP

My buddy helped me , all fixed.

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I recently purchased a NAS Drive which works ok. However I have also found out that my Sky Hub only supports <100Mbps.

The problems I have is when copying to the NAS drive I only get write speeds of around 10-12MBps which sounds about right being around 1/8 of the 100Mbps. Also when I stream I get a lot of buffering/cut out with any HD content streaming to my Xbox 360.

I just wanted to know if unplugging everything from the router and into a gigabit Ethernet switch then connecting that to the router will speed everything up? Or would I be better off going all out on a pricey router?

Basically am I right in thinking the switch will bypass the router for anything not using the internet?

A:Solved: Will adding an Ethernet switch speed up my network?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

I need help to make my router working when conn... Read more

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

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

Modem to wired switch then switch to wireless router

A:Solved: Connecting a wireless router to a switch

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Hello all,

I hope someone can help with this ongoing problem I'm having.

I have the following equpment attached to my home network.

Virginmedia 20Meg Cable
Router (Tried Belkin N1, Netgear WGR614v9, and Tenda W306r N)
Gigabit Switch (Netgear Pro Safe GS108v3)
PC (Gigabit through switch)
iMac (Gigabit through switch)
2 PS3's (1 wired Gigabit through switch and 1 wireless)
ReadyNas Duo (Gigabit through switch)
Epson Wireless Printer.
All wired connections are through cat6 cables.

My problem is as soon as I fire up my network, web browsing on the PC and iMac is lightning fast and I get top marks on After about 5 minutes my internet page loading times become comparable with dail-up and on my connection shows packetloss of up to 15% and gets the worst overall rating possible. Download speed tests still look healthy so I suspect upload speeds are being effected.

What have I tried?

3 different routers with different settings including disable spi firewall.
New cat6 cables
Different MTU settings from 1500 to enabling Jumbo Frames for enabled devices on the network.
Static IP's and DCHP.
I have connected the pc directly to the router and disconnected the switch and the same issue occurs.
When connecting the PC directly to cable modem all sees to work fine.
The router seems to be the issue but I've tried 3 different ones.

Anyone have any ideas?

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : FINCHY
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A:Solved: Router - Switch and slow browsing

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My computer is connected to a hub switch. The hub switch is connected to a router. Another computer is connected straight to the router. When the hub switch is unplugged from the router, the computer that's connected to it has no Internet connection. The other computer, the one that's connected straight to the router, has a working Internet connection. Connecting the hub switch to the router causes that computer to lose its Internet access, and the first computer (connected to the hub switch) has no Internet access, too. So connecting the hub switch causes the router to stop working properly. Is it time to get a new hub switch? Connecting the first computer straight to the router is not an option.*

Thank you for fully reading my boring, badly written post.
Since you've managed to get so far, please consider leaving a suggestion as to how to fix my problem. Thanks again.*

A:Solved: Hub switch causes router to stop functioning

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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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I have never had to do anything to connect to my fathers netgear router or my own netgear router. I would just turn on my pc and have internet. After my brother touched my computer it no longer recognizes any wireless connection. My internet provider says that I need a new router. I don't think that is the problem because after my brother played with my computer it was unable to see any connections (not even neighbors which I normally see). This makes me think something is wrong with my computer not the router.

PS. I do have my wireless switch turned to on. My brother doesn't know what he did but will not be allowed to play with it again. Can anyone help me????

A:Solved: Wireless Router no longer recognized

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I need to share an internet connection here and rather than do it the ICS route - I am going to do it the ethernet route...

Modem / Router only has 1 ethernet port on it - can I just use a four-port switch to quadrouple no. of ports?

(i.e. broadbandline > modem router > swithch > three computers ?

A:Solved: Plugging a Switch into a Router to extend no. of ports possible?

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My condo is wired for internet. I have a router connected to an 8 port switch. The router works fine through the switch and was using the other ports on the switch to connect the bedrooms with internet (switch ports connected to corresponding bedroom ports in closet hub).
Tonight I tried to stream my PS3 in my bedroom, however, the connection was not working. I tried switching ports on the switch, but none worked. The router was still working and wifi was same as usual. I even tried to use the port the router was using on the switch but connections still didn't work.

Here is the strange part that I don't understand. The router works on all the switch ports, but the bedroom lines do not.
When I connect the bedroom lines to the router ports they work perfect. I used the PS3 and laptop to confirm

What is going on? What changed all of a sudden?

A:Solved: Switch ports stop working for anything but router?

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I have a BT Broadband Homehub modem/router/residential gateway ( &#8211; yesterday I configured an unused Belkin N150 wireless router as an additional switch (disabled DHCP and assigned ip within primary router&#8217;s subnet but not in DHCP range). All works fine, other than I can no longer hit the Belkin's admin page (, browser just times out.

I am, however, able to ping it and get a response... Equally, if I connect directly to the Belkin and do an ipconfig I can see the default gateway as but I still cannot hit the admin page.

Any ideas?



A:Solved: Old Router as Switch - can no longer hit admin page

With the Belkin routers that I have seen you can set it to "AP Mode" and just connect it by WAN (Modem) port to the primary router and it acts as a switch.

... assigned ip within primary router&#8217;s subnet but not in DHCP range ...Click to expand...

That's the Belkin's LAN IP right? And you connected the primary router to a Belkin LAN port, right?

if I connect directly to the Belkin and do an ipconfig I can see the default gateway as to expand...

Default Gateway with Dhcp server disabled?????

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Before I go on, you probably should know that my house layout is like an H. Previously had an (unsecured) static network set up. The dining room was in the upper left corner of the house, and my bedroom is in the lower left. The router covered most of the house, but my bedroom is next to the kitchen, lots of metal and stone, so I needed to set up a repeater/bridge. This allowed my iPod touch and MacBook to connect, and my Debian machine to use the LAN port on the back of the bridge so I could run my SSH/web server (hence the static IP). However, I've had to move the router/modem to the lower right, and I need to keep using the bridge, now with a switch in the LAN port with the Debian box and another Linux machine to work. I reset the router entirely, so I'm back on DHCP, which I'll change later. The problem lies in the repeater. It connects to my network (belkin54g) but assigns my iTouch the address, which I learned is a link-local address. The time I did get it working, I plugged in the switch and it went dead. How can I set up the bridge and switch to work together? What am I doing wrong? Might I need to do anything special afterwards to get static working properly?


PS The two Debian boxes have no GUI (Xorg), and ifconfig doesn't return anything, just another shell prompt.

A:Solved: New Router Location, need help with Wireless Bridge and Switch?

I noticed my iPod connects, but not my MacBook, and when I plug in the switch, the whole network dies. Any suggestions?

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Hi beforehand forgive my English not my first language and my ignorance at this matter.
and thanks for assistance and point me in the right direction.

I have installed my wired Network in home... we are 3 girls with 3 systems in 3 different rooms.

We have a Etherfast cable/DSL with 10/100 Linksys router 4 port switch model: BEFSR41 ver2 on a Internet connection Broadband 100 with a modem Motorola SB6120 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 eXtreme Broadband Cable Modem.

The modem is connected to the router with a Cat6 patch cable and from the router.... to the systems with Cat6 as well.


We have not been able to receive a stable connection from our ISP "shaw" it says Broadband 100 and our sped test are giving us lower speeds...Now we contact the tech in the phone and He told us... that it's because we are under a router .
He told us that if we connect a gigabit switch, this will increment our Internet speed, because the router is slowing it down?

Is this truth ? and if it is what gigabit switch is recommended for a budget of $70.00



A:Solved: Router /switch combo = gigabit conection ?

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I want to purchase a good ethernet cable to connect to my smart TV and to my router for a better connection rather then to go wireless.

I'm used to seeing normal "round" ethernet cables, but I've seen "flat" CAT7 cables that my smart tv requires. I need 20 ft.
I do have a "Lan" connection on the back of my TV.

1. Is 20 ft too long to get good streaming
2. Is a flat cable vs round just a good as round?
3. What does the "cat7" do that cat6 or cat5 do? Why the Difference? Upgrade?
4. Is a direct connection better then wireless, and safer even though my wireless is "locked" for protection.

Do you have any good suggestions on the best cable to get for this (20 ft).


A:Solved: Ethernet cable from TV to Router

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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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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!

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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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I am posting this in hardware because I believe the problem to be with a setting in the router or the router itself. I have an HP computer running Windows 8. I created a network in my house, both wireless and Ethernet for use with our various game systems, phones and computers. I recently purchased a new router, the Dlink DIR 827. It is a wireless and wired router. I used two routers before this one, so this was supposed to be an upgrade in speed and efficiency. Now for my problem: since installing the new router, I have had trouble connecting to certain websites with an Ethernet connection. I did NOT have this problem with my previous Dlink router. I can switch to wireless and connect fine, but would prefer to use the hardwire Ethernet connection with my computer. I would like some suggestions or help before I decide to return the router for a replacement. The router is upgraded to the newest firmware, all settings for the new router match the old one as near as I have been able to. I have MAC filtering on with every MAC address for all equipment using the router entered. Any help or suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Solved: DLink router ethernet connection

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Two Windows XP computers, one old Linksys Wireless B router. One computer is working fine through the router via ethernet cable. Second computer is also attached to router via ethernet cable but returns "acquiring network address." Ethernet adapter on second computer is enabled. TCP/IP on both computers set to acquire network addresses automatically.
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any advice.


A:Solved: Problem connecting to router via ethernet

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I ran about a 50ft ethernet cable today. The intent was to have the cable run from my cable modem to a wireless router. However, when I connected the router, it wouldn't connect. When I connect one end of the cable to the router and the other end to a computer, everything works fine. I've confirmed it be working on two computers. I've also tried two different router, neither of which were able to establish a connections. I've double and triple checked the connectors and they're both right. Both routers work when connected to the modem with a shorter cable. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

A:Solved: Ethernet cable not working with router

Is your cable configured as a straight through or crossover cable?

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Ok, I recently moved into an apartment with an ethernet link all ready to go. I was told that I could use my Linksys BEFSR41 wired router to share this connection with my other pc (before I moved in). Now that I am here, and trying to set everything up, I am having problems.

I have the cables right.. ethernet cable to the WAN port on the router, separate cables from 1 and 2 slots on the router to the pcs.. and in network connections on the pcs, I am getting LAN connected. On the host pc, I also have a Internet Connection gateway above the LAN connection.. it says "Disabled". I tried right clicking it and selecting Enable, and it tells me that it is connected but it still reads Disabled. And of course, neither pc can access the internet.

I have tried contacting the apartment manager for more details about the ethernet, but I was told rather brusquely that the management only supports direct links and not routers. At this point I feel I am being given the brush off in this matter and am unlikely to get further, useful information from the office. That is why I have turned to this community to help me resolve the problem.

Things I have tried:
Powered down pcs and router for several minutes, and then powered up router, waited a couple minutes, and powered up pcs.
Checked settings on both pcs; verified that they will never try to dial a connection and LAN settings have no options checked.

Other facts:

Ethernet link is working, as when I have just a direct connection... Read more

A:Solved: How do I share my ethernet link with another pc through a router?

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My problem is that I can not access the internet and print at the same time. I access the internet thru a modem with a ethernet connection directly to my laptop and I also have a wireless router (TrendNet 54 Mbps, TEW-432BRP) that I use to connect 2 printers.

If I want to use the internet I have to disconnect the wireless router and then if I want to print, I have to re-connect the wireless router which then prevents me from accessing the internet. I can only connect to one of these at a time which is driving me crazy.

I also receive error messages about ip address conflicts on my laptop so I don't know if this has anything to do with my problem. I hope someone can help me with this.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B815 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4039 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1795 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 260242 MB, Free - 119605 MB; D: Total - 29690 MB, Free - 27423 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Thanks & God bless,


A:Solved: Ethernet & Wireless router problems

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You might be deceived by the name of this topic, but i can't find a suitable one...
anyways, i've been reading about this problem in attempt to solve it for quite a few weeks now....with no proper solution unfortunately

anyhow....What my problem, well my Ethernet card is acting kinda weird, it works perfectly fine for a few weeks....then messes up, until i stumble on something by mistake or format windows...

my problem is that there is a problem between the NIC and router that causes low throughput and random packet loss....

Wireless internet on my laptop works perfectly fine, Internet on my PC Works perfectly the opposite.... internet browsing is Possible, but SLOW, download is SLOW ...

anyway....i've had this problem before... it was solved by setting my network card to "10 mbbaseT full duplex" instead of "Auto-negotiation" but now its on 10 baseT full dupe and im experiencing same symptoms...

i run ZoneAlarm and Kaspersky 7 ... i have a "QuickTel" router, not that you've heard of, and 1mb connection

Please Help me~
thanks in advance,

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Testing>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : elsewedy
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

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A:Solved: Never ending problem -Ethernet vs. router -

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Hi! I recently moved to a new home and changed cable providers to Time Warner. They provided me with a Motorola Surfboard modem and I have a Netgear R6200 router.

In order to get the modem to see the router, I had to clone my laptop's MAC address onto the router. Now the router is working great wirelessly with all of my devices...except for my laptop. I can only get internet on my laptop with an ethernet cord plugged into my router. With the ethernet cord unplugged, I can connect to my wireless network but there is no internet connectivity. I tried pinging when connected wirelessly and could not get anything from either the router or a website like yahoo.

Below is my ipconfig/all file. Please help! I'm clueless about how to fix this.
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : roxys-envy
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con
troller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E4-11-5B-37-69-7C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::65c8:8ff0:9c7c:8141%16(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Solved: Laptop only works with router when plugged in via ethernet

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site.

What exactly happens when you try to connect?

What encryption are you using? Can you connect with encryption disabled?

More discussion in Intel's Wi-Fi adapters connectivity issues plague users.

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A note: I am UTTERLY illiterate concerning networking (and English is not my mother tongue), so if someone knows how this problem can be solved, I will be thankful if you use as simple words as possible.

A week ago I got Conexant router (4*ETH+1*USB). It was already configured, the only requirement was that I must set LAN connections in all of my computers to "automatic IP" (and whatever else that goes with it - everything must be "automatic"). I connected it via USB and it works perfectly.

Now I wanted to add two more computers, both of a new generation and having LAN ports, drivers and connections. I've heard that you can't have USB and ethernet simultaneously, but the manual of the router claimed I can have them, so I connected my laptop with the router via ethernet cable. The laptop didn't recognize anything, it couldn't activate the "Quick setup" option on the CD I got with the router (so I couldn't do the online confirmation), and FURTHERMORE: my main PC (the one that's connected via USB) lost connection that very moment; even the icon in its "Internet options" dissapeared. I had to unplug everything and reinstall USB. The same happened when I tried to connect the other computer.

Then I deinstalled USB from my PC and tried to connect it via ethernet (it also has ethernet port and LAN-ethernet connection created, so I guess it fullfills all the requirements). The lights on the router were showing ... Read more

A:Solved: Conexant router: works via USB, but doesn't via ethernet

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I just bought a used HP officejet 6500 E709a and the usb port does not work. I have it hooked up to the modem/router that is hooked up to my computer. I do not know how to install the printer. Can anyone help me?

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I am trying to connect to my cable/modem router via ethernet from my desktop PC. Both the modem and the PC's (the modem is an Actiontek MI424WR Rev 1) have lights by the ethernet port indicating they are connected.

I talked to my ISP (verizon fios) and they have determined that is a driver issue, some driver on my computer needs to be updated, because in device manager under network adapters I have the following

1. ASUS USB-N13 300Mbps 11n wireless USB donagle
2. Tap win-32 Adapter V9
3. Tap win-32A Adapter v9 #2

Under other devices under device manager I have

1. Ethernet Controller
2. Unknown Device

Both of the above two have yellow exclamation points next to them. I am told this is a driver issue and to contact microsoft, which I did. I was also told ethernet connection should be under network adapters and not other devices. We tested my windows XP laptop connected by ethernet and that did not work either

The tech at microsoft told me he could help if I did a remote session with him, but that I would have to pay one time fee of $99, so I said no. Does anyone know how to update the driver? I have already tried right clicking the ethernet controller and selecting update driver software- it can not find a driver on my computer or online.

A:[SOLVED] Can not connect via ethernet to fios modem/router


have you gone to the computer manufature site or motherboard manufature site for the driver? are we talking about your dell laptop under your sytem?

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I have a Covad DSL modem and a Netgear wireless router. I had the internet connection set up using an ethernet cable connected to a desktop computer, with several wireless laptops on the network. Now my desktop has crashed (not worth fixing), so I set up the same connection on a laptop, but it is now tethered by the ethernet cable to the modem, and therefore anchored to a desk. Can I reconfigure to set up all computers in my home wirelessly, or must one always be connected with the ethernet cable? The laptop it is currently set up on is a hp pavilion with Windows Vista.

A:Solved: help setting up a netgear router without ethernet cable connection

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Hi Folks,

I'm really hoping that you'll be able to help me out here. I've been trying to sort this out for a few weeks now (should have asked for help earlier I know). The set up I have is a Toshiba Satellite A100 running XP Media Center Edition and an HP Pavillon Desktop also running XP Media Center Edition. I have a cable modem which is a Castlenet CBV600E and a router which is an Encore Electronics Wireless Broadband Router.

All was working brilliantly, for 6 months until a number of things happened. The laptop got a couple of trojans and generally annoying malware on it and the broadband speed was upgraded to 4Mbps (I'm in Gozo, Malta, that's good for here!). Since then the desktop will connect fine through the modem and through the router (although through the router the speed drop by about 1/3, but that's another issue), but I can only get a stable connection for the laptop by plugging it into the modem via usb.

If I connect the laptop to the router by wire or wirelessly then the speed drops to 481 kb/s download speed, 148 kb/s upload speed and the pings rise to 385 ms (just tested on If I leave the connection then the speeds will decrease until pages do not load at all and the pings rise to the 1000's ms. This can take from a couple of hours to 10 minutes. If I turn everything off, leave it off for a few minutes and start it all back up again the connection returns at a useable level for a little while, then degrad... Read more

A:Solved: Problems connecting laptop to modem and router via ethernet cable but usb ok

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

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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.


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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Ladies & gents,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks all.

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

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

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Ok so i am trying to get on xbox live at uni but it failed at ip adress so i bought a wireless router and tryed connecting that way and it worked for abit and then didnt

So i have took the router back i was just wondering if i buy a ethernet switch and plug the two ethernet cables in the one from my laptop and the one from my xbox and bridge the connections would the test still fail at ip adress or would it be ok?

Just thought i would ask on here before spending the money and having to take it back again

Thanks Ross

A:Ethernet Switch

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Got an odd one for you, but someone might have run across it.

In addition to software security devices when accessing the Internet, I use hardware security as well. Since being disconnected from the Internet is the best possible security, I use an RJ-45 coupler in the Ethernet cable between my computer and the cable modem, keeping one or other side of the cable disconnected except when I'm actually using the Internet (downloading mail, etc.)

This is quite convenient, but the Ethernet connectors invariably break after 100 or so connect/disconnect cycles, and the cable segment has to be replaced.

The best solution, if anyone has ever seen or heard of one, would be an on/off switch designed to link two RJ-45 Ethernet cables. Not as good would be a little two-port Ethernet "hubby", such as used to be available for a while 10 or 12 years ago, with its own power supply; I could then use an ordinary 120V AC on/off switch to control the Internet connection by powering the hubby up and down. But I can no longer find any of these hubbies.

Any info on either of these devices, or suggestions of better alternative methods, would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Ethernet On/Off Switch

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We have several computers on a network attached to a router. My son uses his PC and plays games on line using the Xbox. Everytime he wants to switch from one to the other, he has to pull the Ethernet cable out and put it in the other unit. He isn't close to the router so its impossible to set up two separate connections. Is there anything out there that would serve as an A-B switch where he can hook up the Ethernet line to the switch, then run another two shorter wires out to the PC and Xbox. It would be nice for him to be able to go back and fourth without having to crawl behind the Xbox and attach.

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Another thought for changing my network for printer only sharing.

All things being equal, which hardware item will be better for printer sharing - Hub or Switch. I don't want to have to redo my cabling.

I understand a hub or switch will change the direction internally, so I don't have to buy any cross-over patch cables, but just plug each computer in to the hub or switch - right?

The other alternative is to buy a second cheap printer, but that entails cartridge additions at a later date.

Comments please. . .

A:Ethernet - Hub OR Switch!

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Can someone tell me: can I add an ethernet switch to an ethernet switch?

I've just bought a 4 port model.
I've qucikly realised I need more ports!

Can I just buy another ethernet switch and extend?


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It seems you guys have your heads screwed on the right way so I bring you an issue that came up today.

I just got home from work and both my keyboard and mouse aren't working. I hard reset the computer and plugged in an old PS/2 keyboard to test and it worked fine.

I've navigated to the Device Manager and all of the USB ports (labeled Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A3A through 3A39) have a yellow exclamation mark on them. 3A37, however, does not. Also, USB Root Hub seems to be fine.

I've also noticed that my Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC #1 and #2 are both listed with a yellow exclamation mark.

I checked recently installed updates through Windows Update and there are several listed:
KB890830 (the only non-Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems, being a Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool itself)

I did a System Restore back to early yesterday before those updates were installed. When I checked update history, those are still showing. I also tried uninstalling the Intel USB drivers and when they tried to reinstall, the computer locked up.

So, under the assumption that none of the about was vague in any way, has anyone else been having an issue? Do you think it's Windows Update related?

Not sure where to go from here...

A:Serious issue with USB drivers and possibly Ethernet?

I just installed the latest updates and had no issues. Sorry.

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I loaded the software for a Micro Innovations Wireless Optical Mouse, Model PD920P on a Toshiba Satellite equipped with a touchpad, and the optical mouse isn't recognized. The led indicators on a usb wireless transmitter and the mouse indicate they are commuicating. Micro Innovations has no information of value. Toshiba support site has no information. The touchpad software folks, Synaptic, has no information. ETC, ETC. In the computer help file there was mention of Bluetooth devices that made me wonder if the wi-fi switch might be involved. It was. Mine is normally off; I don't use it. Turned it on and voila! Just in case anyone else has this problem. Just another thing to check. Thanks guys......

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Can we connect Power over Ethernet (PoE) Adapter just like this one D-Link Power over Ethernet (PoE) Adapter Kit with any Ethernet switch ? I have a Belkin 5-port 10/100 switch can it be powered by PoE ?

How it will be setup.

A:Can I use Power over Ethernet (PoE) with any switch ?

If you are asking if you can connect this device to a NON-PoE switch and then have PoE on the switch the answer is no. If you are asking if you can connect this device to a switch and make one port PoE on the switch the answers is no. The D-Link device is PoE only on the D-Link device. I hope that helps.

If you need PoE on a switch you need to buy a PoE switch the electronics inside the switch are different. However, you can plug NON-PoE devices into a PoE switch without problems. -WS

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I like to think I have never been beaten (reformat the system will fix it but thats to easy)DesktopVista Home EditionGigabyte series Mother BoardI have a user who has cleaned out his system rebooted and ever since then the system wont connect to the internet. Ethernet symbol bottom right hand corner with red cross.Steps I have taken to resolve this.Ran repair and diagnose, error "either driver or Hardware issue"Uninstalled driver and reinstalled lastest driver.Device Manager, uninstalled ethernet card reinstalled, disabled re-enabled. when disabled ethernet symbol should disappear but doesnt.Installed another ethernet switch still nothing.Ran Combo fix, malware bytes (found websearch) nothing major.Went through Hi Jack This filesChecked my internet connection lolAm wondering if there maybe something in BIOS however?Has anyone come across this before? I dont think it's the mother board.

A:Ethernet switch not working

I have a user who has cleaned out his system What does that mean?

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For some time now I have had the set-up outlined below (sorry for the granularity but as I don't know what the problem is I
thought it best to highlight all my connected devices).

Back room
- cable broadband router (operating in modem only mode)
- own wireless router connected to modem
- NAS connected to router wireless router
- Desktop connected to wireless router
- 500Mb passthrough Homeplug adaptor connected to router
- 5 port Gigabit ethernet switch( Tenda G1005D) connected to router
- Printer connected to switch
- Virgin Media TiVo connected to switch

- 500Mb passthrough Homeplug adaptor
- 8 port Gigabit ethernet switch (D-link go-sw-8g) connected to Homeplug adaptor
- HTPC (for XBMC) connected to switch
- TV connected to switch
- AV reciever connected to switch
- VM Tivo connected to switch

This set-up has worked fine with me receiving good wired and wireless connections throughout the house
However yesterday my wired downstream speed dropped dramatically in the lounge to the point where streaming video to my
XBMC box was impossible and even performing a LAN speed test proved difficult.

This morning I have ran several tests on the connection in the lounge and I have determined,buy plugging the cable from the
adaptor straight into my laptop, that the connection from the Homeplug adaptor in the lounge is good in that both a LAN
test and an internet speed test show the connection is capable of at least 90Mb...s... Read more

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Could use a little bit of help on this one...the guy at BB talked circles around my head when i asked how to set this up.....i have a DLink EBR2310 router that is currently all used up by 3 PCs and the XBox....i wanted to add the one lone printer to it so the kids can use it off of their pcs.....everything is hard wired to the router.....Question ...How do i hook up this Dynex 5 Port Ethernet Switch to the Router and where do all the cables go in what order???? again the guy at Best Buy talked circles around me.....Thanks all

A:Adding Ethernet Switch

You would disconnect one ot the PCs from the router. Then connect an ethernet patch cable between the disconnected port on the router to a port on the Dynex switch. Then plug the PC into the switch. If the printer is a networked printer, also plug it into the switch.

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ok. here's the deal. i have 2 notebooks. and a dsl internet connection. i recently bought a switch so as to connect both laptops to the internet simultaneously. but it doesn't seem to work. i checked the other threads and the comments posted for similiar problems that others have.but the solutions don't seem to work for me.
i can only connect one notebook at a time. if i connect the other, usually a "ip conflict" balloon pops up. so HELP!

A:ip conflict with ethernet switch

Because you have residential service which will only give you one single public IP. By putting in a switch, you are causing both laptops to request an IP via DHCP. Frankly, I'm surprised you're even getting both laptops to get an IP from the DHCP server. You need a router which does NATing to allow simultaneous network connectivity for both laptops not a switch.

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Hi All,

I have a laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad) that is mounted in a docking station. In my house I have wifi, the docking station is connected to the router via hard LAN.

I have prioritized my connections to give preference to LAN over wifi (as I obviously prefer the fastest connection).

The Network sharing center now tells me I am connected to both LAN and Wifi, but the system tray tells me Wifi. How do I know through which I am now connected and how to I prioritize LAN? Please don't tell me to manually enable / disable ;-)

Thanks a lot!


A:How to switch between wifi and ethernet

Try ipconfig and see what your lan ip is
and then try
and if it goes threw you lan card ip first you will know it's working the way you want

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Will be using two desktop PC's in house for the first time now.

Have always had a hard wired Ethernet cable between Router output and the one desktop pc.

New PC coming with, apparently, some "wireless" capability.

a. Can one of the PC's be connected to the Router wirelessly (and the other thru the Ethernet cable) ?

If so, where are the Settings to do it, and how would I go about it ?

b. Or, is it better to try and set up a GigaBit "Switch", and have both PC's use it ?
Would this be better than one PC wireless, and one PC thru the Ethernet cable ?
Why ? Any caveats or gotchas doing it this way ?


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I am designing a test system that has three 8-bit ethernet microcontrollers connected through FPGAs to some non-standard serial buses transmitting and receiving 16-bit serial data at 1Mbps clock, at some data rate (maybe up to 500 messages/sec each). A PC connected to the ethernet switch will send commands to the three microcontrollers, and will process the data they send. The PC is a Core 2 Duo at tbd speed with tbd RAM, and software to talk via ethernet will be an .exe compiled from C++ source code. Based on years of experience I think the PC can keep up, but I don't know about the ethernet switch.

I don't think a $50 5-port Linksys or D-Link home switch is going to handle this, it needs to buffer data so messages don't get lost. I don't need a router or DHCP server, just a decent switch.

Any ideas? This is for work so money is no object (but would like to keep it under $2000).

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I have a Hp pavilion a1130n running on windows xp. I have been trying to switch to ethernet from usb for the internet. I am using charter internet and I called them but they were no help. I can't get it to work can somebody help me?

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hey guys i have a quick question bout a situation i have going on. the computer i am now on is hooked up into the internet via a wall ethernet jack, which is hooked into an ethernet switch (or hub i think) in another room where the cable modem is located. the tv that i play my xbox 360 on is a good 10 feet away or so, and i want to get connected onto xbox live from there.

i have an ethernet cable that is long enough to run from the xbox itself to the wall ethernet jack that the computer is hooked into.

what my question is is that if i buy another ethernet switch and hook it into the wall jack, and then from that switch run another ethernet line into the computer which is literally right on top of the jack and then another line from that switch into the xbox 10 feet away, if this will work since the wall jack itself is hooked into another ethernet switch in another room.

i can kinda guess that was kinda annoying to follow but i just wanted to explain everything to avoid confusion. help would be really appreciated . thanks guys

A:ethernet switch question

im not sure if theres a difference between a hub and a switch, but i do know that the wall jack is hooked into an 8 port linksys ethernet switch. if that helps at all

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As a security device I have an RJ45 coupler in the cable between my computer and internet modem, and I only couple the two cable segments when I need to be online. Needless to say eventually the cable connector breaks and I have to replace the cable segment. I could really use a simple inexpensive inline on/off switch to replace the coupler between the two cable segments, but can't find such a thing. Can anyone help? Thks.

A:Need Ethernet Inline Switch

For inexpensive you could disable the ethernet connection (in Network Connections) or use a firewall.

Next time you buy a modem look for one with a Standby button; all Motorola cable modems seem to have one.

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So I just installed windows vista ultimate clean installed. I was running the release candidate before this.

The issue i'm having is that windows can't seem to install the drivers for my Ethernet adapter.

My computers a Dell dimension 9200. I've got to dells website and downloaded their driver and it doesn't do the trick.

My motherboard is an intel 0WG855
and my Ethernet adapter is an intel 82566DC

I downloaded this program called SIW and according to it the status of my network adapter is "disabled"
help would be swell

A:Ethernet not recognized

Did you run diagnostics via Netwrok and Sharing Centre?

Bottom right of screen>click the monitor icon> network and sharing centre and then click on the troubleshoot/diagnose link.

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Help!I have a new to me comp that Ive put together and its a p3 500mhz with a soyo sy-6ba+ mainboard and I went out and bought a second hand ethernet card Its an ISA port jobby,and the board wont recognize the darn thing,tryed a different slot but still no go,don't know what to set the bios to,and also I have an old ISA modem witch wasnt recognized either with tells me is the bios setup or something. Ive also tryed the hardware detect thig but that didn't work ,It's running XP pro. any suggestion?

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I just switched over a hard drive from one computer to another. When I did that, I loaded up the computer and logged into Windows, no problem.

However, when I tried to connect to the internet, it told me that there was no connection, which I thought was strange because my ethernet cable is plugged into the exact same spot it was before.

I opened up my Network Connections to see what was going on, and the only connection that appears is the 1394 Connection. There are no others there at all. No wireless connections (which I also had set up but was not using at the time), no ethernet connections, nothing.

I've been searching around online for some answers, but I can't seem to find anything.

I am really not very knowledgeable about this stuff, but I'm trying to learn, so any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Ethernet Not Recognized?

When you switch over HardDrives, you need to do a Windows Repair too

Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step

Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step

Xp Repair Home/Pro

Vista Repair:

Actually it's amazing that it starts!

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Hello everyone,

I am new here and thought I would give this a try to see if I can resolve the issue I am facing. I cannot seem to get my ethernet to work. It is not disabled and I have tried to repair it through windows and it fails to do so every time. I plug sommething in and it does not connect and when it does do anything it ends up giving me the "limited or no connectivity"

Here is a run down of what I am running.

Network adapters:
1394 Net Adapter
Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
Intel? Pro/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipcinfig /all
'ipcinfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : robert-db4cec79
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection :

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-8B-B0-30-B2

Ethernet... Read more

A:Ethernet not recognized

Your wireless looks like it is function properly so I guess you are talking about your LAN connection.

Go to device manager(right click my computer>hardware tab>device manager) and see if there is a red x on your broadcom adapter. If so right click and select enable

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Hey I am on a HP laptop at college attempting to access the internet through Ethernet instead of through wifi as that is extremely bad. I know that the port i am trying to use works as it works with other computers (using this same cord), however when plugged in my computer does not recognize it at all. There is no light turning on when it is plugged in. Under network adapters i have Intel Centrino WiMAX 6150, Centrino Wireless-N 6150, Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter, and RealTek PCIe GBE Family Controller. I am pretty sure it is a software issue of some sort as there was a small period of time where i got it working again just for it to break once more.

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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,

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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Hello I have a wired connection "Ethernet". And the problem I have been having lately is not all the time but I will be plugged in surfing the net and or what not and all of the sudden It disconnects out of nowhere. I check the cable modem and the internet is still working the lights are still on etc. So I restart my computer with the ethernet cable still plugged in to the modem and then it comes back? But this is getting old why is it doing that? Is there an issue with my ehternet cable and or hopefully not my internal Ethernet port?

I have Windows 7 Sager laptop NP9130
Also the Wifi is still working so the internet is fine.

A:connecting ethernet cable issue possibly?

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I have a sagem 3304 wifi modem router provided by the telecoms company. it has a limited wifi range and in my experience of wifi it also has frequent dropouts/connection problems. we connect the desktop pc to it by ethernet and that's just fine.

we also were given (by a 3rd party) a belkin n1 wireless router (the model without modem) and would like to try it out to be the wifi router. The idea is to connect it by ethernet to the sagem and place it in a more central part of the property. I reckon about 15m of ethernet cable. we would disable the wifi on the sagem. had we been given the belkin model with internal modem, this would not be an issue and we would not need to use the sagem at all - that is not meant to sound ungrateful!!

can anyone see any pitfalls with this? or if it is do-able, any recommendations re:configs?

I have found another post loosely related to using 2 routers however it doesn't really address this specifically:

A:Connecting a wireless router to a modem router via ethernet?

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 wireless routers).

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I have a long ethernet cable running to my bedroom from the router? can I put a switch on the end of this and then run 2 ethernet cables from the switch to my sky box and android box?

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I use a cable internet connection. My previous modem had a "standby" switch, so whenever I left the computer I would set the modem to standby, to prevent hackers from having access.

I just got a new modem (internet and telephone) that has to remain on at all times in order for the phones to work. For now, I've activated my EZ firewall, which I haven't used in the past because it would cause some problems with some apps. But I'd rather just be able to turn the internet access on and off as needed.

Does anyone know if there's such a thing as a manual on/off switch for an RJ45 cable? Seems to me like a rather simple concept.

Thanks to all who reply.

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I run an Ethernet cable to my modem for my Windows 10 PC. But unfortunately I have a lot of drop outs where the internet just stops (something I am taking up with my provider) and I have a pocket wifi to use as a back up.

My PC can find the wifi and connect but the only way I can get it to connect is by pulling out the blue Ethernet cable from the actual pc. (When I say connect, I mean it is "connected" already but not in use, the small box appears for the ethernet cable rather than the wifi icon)

I would like to know if there is a way to either run the wifi simultaneously with the Ethernet cable plugged in or if there is a way to "turn off" the Ethernet connection from my pc when it goes down, so that I dont have to keep unplugging it.

I am not very technically minded and am worried if I go into advanced network settings etc that I might not be able to get the Ethernet working again once it is plugged in and back up and running.

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

A:How can I switch to WIFI from Ethernet instantly??

You can have both plugged in and still work. Each NIC is assigned a metric and the NIC with the lowest metric will be used. If in your are the wired NIC is still seen as available but in fact it's having problems the computer will still try and use it unless you unplug the cable. If your computer supports a feature called LAN/WLAN switching that may work in your case that may work or may suffer from the same problem in which the wired NIC is still detected as connected and it won't switch. If you are only having an issue with the wired connection why not just stay on wireless?

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