Cannot get a netgear 16 port prosafe switch to work with a fios actiontec router

Switch previously worked with a simple verizon DSL modem, now with fios actiontec router, getting no light on router port where Ethernet cable connects to switch, verizon tech support say they see switch as unidentified device.  Switch is not a smart device.  Tried switching port connections.
DanielAlvinAsked:
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DanielAlvinConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Simple solution:  turns out 2 of the CAT5 cables were either defective or incompatible.  A third cable worked, everything is connected properly and working.  The MR1424 Actiontec router provided by FIOS for business class service is gigabyte and compatible with Gig switches.
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giltjrCommented:
Don't have FIOS, but could it require a cross over cable?
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Netman66Commented:
Either that or they are using some sort of BPDU guard on the LAN ports to prevent you from plugging in a switch.
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DanielAlvinAuthor Commented:
Don't think that is the issue.  It might be an internal ip conflict. The ip range on the router is 192.168. 1.2 to 192.168.1.100.  Two of the existing pc's have xxx.1.4 and xxx.1.5. Is it possible that the router in trying to hand out ip's sees this as a conflict?  So either change all the pc's to static internal ip's or make all automatic?
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giltjrCommented:
IP addressing conflict would not cause the status light on a port to not come on.  The status light shows layer 2 connection status, nothing dealing with layer 3.
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DanielAlvinAuthor Commented:
Nothing else made sense and it worked.
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