Hi, I have my whole house hardwired for internet. The lines are run throughout the walls and terminate to a patch panel in the basement. The punch downs have all been tested and are good. I have Comcast cable for my isp. I have a Netgear wireless router on the 2nd floor. I was told I needed to have a "power" source for the patch panel. I have a netgear 8 port switch which is what I was told to use. The router is in port 1, the comcast is in the internet port so the switch is powered. However, anytime I put a nic cable into another port either in the wall or the switch, I can't get an IP! Always gives me the "local only". I think that maybe the switch might be bad? Only the 1 port is working? If I plug the cables into the router, it works fine. Problem is I need the wires to work not just the wireless. I'm wondering why the switch is giving an IP to the router and not to the computers plugged directly into it as well as the ports in the wall.