imac networking to blue G3

I have 8 imacs hooked up to my blue g3 through a 3 com 3300 XM switcher.  but the switch will not recognize any of my puters hooked up to it except a pc that i was configuring it with through SLIP.  tech support said i needed to force 100 and half duplex on it but i did and still nothing...  any help would be appreciated.
dkneubsAsked:
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andyringCommented:
When you say the switch will not recognize the computers, does that mean that when a cable is plugged into the computer and the switch, the light on the switch showing a connection does not come on? If that's the case, you've likely got bad cabling. But, if that part of it is OK, and the computers don't see each other on the network, you likely need to make sure the AppleTalk control panel is set to connect via Ethernet.

Give it a try and let us know what happens.

-Andy Ringsmuth
andyring@inetnebr.com
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TheHubCommented:
Each machine must have a unique IP addr and be on the same subnet as well as have the AppleTalk Control Panel (cdev) be set to use the Ethernet Port.

TCP/IP cdev:
Manual
Ethernet
10.0.0.X (example)
255.255.255.0 (example)

Good Luck,
-TheHub
http://www.MacintoshMagician.com/
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KENMACDOCCommented:
IT SOUND LIKE THJAT YOU SWICH IS
A) HAS A BIOS THAT DOES NOT READ APPLE TALK PROTACAL
B) WHEN SETTING THE SWICH ON THE PC YOU DID NOT HAVE THE PROPER PROTICALS LOAD.

C) USE AN UNMANAGERD 8 PORT HUB AND SET YOUR TCP/IP UNDER CONTROL PANEL TO EITHER NET
US CORRECT TCP ADDRESSING. OR IPBOOT.
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gmasiCommented:
Using a crossover cable uplink the switcher to a dual port hub.
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