I have three devices in my home entertainment center that need Internet connections: a Dishnetwork satellite receiver, a Sony BDP-37X bluray player, and an Xbox 360. I have only one wired Internet port there, so I bought a Linksys 5-port 10/100 Workgroup Switch.
Only one of the three devices get on the Internet through the switch: the satellite receiver. The other two simply won't link up. The three lights (Link/Act, 100, and Full/Col) all go on when I plug in, but the device always reports there is no connection to the internet. I tried manually assigning an IP address, etc. but nothing works. I recycled the router and the switch, the equipment, but still no joy.
The uplink to the switch is to port 1 on the back of my Linksys Wireless Router.
I am wondering if there are some devices that are simply made not to accept a switch.
Please tell me if I'm wasting my time fiddling with this, or if no, suggest a way to get this rig to work!
Many thanks to all!