I have an Arris SURFboard cable modem SB8200 and am very happy with it, BUT when I connected my Netgear GS605 5 port switch via a Cat6 cable, the switch will NOT work. The cable modem is perfectly fine as I can connect it directly to my main computer and get my gigabit speeds. I called Arris Tech Support and made my way to their upper level tech support. After our troubleshooting, their conclusion was that I needed a new switch.
They said I need a routing switch or any layer 3 switch. They mentioned something about it handling DHCP. There are so many switches out there, can you please recommend a medium to high quality switch at a moderate price. The goal, of course is for the switch to be able to utilize and deliver the full gigabit speed the cable modem has to the switch and thus throughout my hard wired Cat6 home network. Thanks.