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I have a brand new GS108T smart switch from NetGear.  When I connect my cable from my network, I get no activity lights and no computers behind the switch will pull an IP address.  It's like the switch is blocking the DHCP trying to issue IPs to connected devices.

When I take the network cable out of the switch and plug it straight into my computer, my PC gets an IP from my DHCP server.  Back into the switch...not IP and no activity light.

So, I know my cable is good, I know my DHCP server is working, so something in the switch config must be stopping the DHCP from passing thru.

Again, I've tested the cable and tried all of the ports.  The cable out of the wall is good and it issues IPs to directly connected devices, but fails when connected to the switch.

Nothing in the switch config has been altered.  It's right out of the box.

Ideas on what to turn off or turn on to make this work?

Thanks

Cliff
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I would start by logging into it.  

DHCP is enabled by default on the GS108T. As long as a DHCP server is available when the GS108T is powered on, the switch will receive a dynamic IP address.

If the GS108T switch is powered on but no DHCP server is available, it will assign itself the static IP address of 192.168.0.239.

So, I would likely to this:
Power it down, disconnect all the network cables and connect a laptop with IP address 192.168.0.2 / 255.255.255.0
Turn it on and log in.  Default password is password
Turn off it getting its IP address via DHCP.
Give it a static IP address on your network.
Then plug in the network and log in with a LAN-based computer.
See what you get.
It sounds like it should work anyway but these steps should get you there or at least very close.
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