can't get switch to work with router

Posted on 2006-07-08
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Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I have a 4-port web sage router with 10/100 Mbps switch (Model RP614). Recently I bought prosafe 8 port gigabit desktop switch (Model GS108). I have cable broadband Internet but I do not know how to set up the router in order to work with the switch with more than one pc at a time and since I have four computers and two network printers is why I bought this switch thinking it was going to simplify my network. I can't connect to the Internet.
Question by:rxveil
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NYtechGuy earned 2000 total points
ID: 17065318

There really isn't much to do to set this up.  This is how it should look:

INTERNET--------DSL/Cable Modem--------ROUTER--------GS108

You must connect one of the "LAN" ports of the router to one of the ports of the switch.  If you get a "link light" on both ports that the cable is plugged into - you are done.

If you do not get a link light, this means the cable needs to be "crossed over", and there are a couple of ways to do this:

- Since your GS108 provides "auto uplink" capabilities, if you plug one end into the netgear and the other into the RP614 (but NOT an uplink port) it should work.
- You can also try a crossover cable, available at any comp usa or other computer store

Are you getting link lights on both ends?  

If, when connected to the GS108, can you ping the inside IP address of the router (example:  start - run - cmd - hit enter - type:  ping
(note: substitute the correct IP address)

Also, do this:  on one working computer, and one non working computer:

start - run - cmd - ipconfig/all - enter

copy/paste the output from both computers back here so we can help



Author Comment

ID: 17065628
It worked; the mistake I was making was connecting the cable from the router into the uplink port in the switch, which I still dont understand why it does not work. but anyway it works now!!

Expert Comment

ID: 17065688

Glad it worked for you - thanks!


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