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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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installing network switch after router

I can't for the life of me figure this out. This is what I have. I prewired my house with Cat5e cable. The cable is all ran from my closet to each room. In the closet I have my cable modem and a dlink wireless router which has 4 hard lines going to different rooms.

So from the closet to the tv I only ran one wire. I'm trying to figure out how to install a switch so I can plug in my xbox, ps3 and tv.

Do I need a switch or another router?

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I can't for the life of me figure this out. This is what I have. I prewired my house with Cat5e cable. The cable is all ran from my closet to each room. In the closet I have my cable modem and a dlink wireless router which has 4 hard lines going to different rooms.

So from the closet to the tv I only ran one wire. I'm trying to figure out how to install a switch so I can plug in my xbox, ps3 and tv.

Do I need a switch or another router?
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I've tried this but now my xbox wont auto assign an ip address.

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you have one cable come from the router to the switch then the rest of the cables plugged into the switch.

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are you getting lights on the switchport where the cable from the router plugs in?

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The first thing I would do is to take your switch to your router and plug it in directly. If you see a light flashing on your switch at this point, plug in a laptop or something to see if you can get an IP address. If you get the flashing light in the switch but no IP address on your laptop, check to see if your dhcp is enabled in your router.

I had to go through my house and tone all of my cat 5 jacks back to my block because they were not labeled right. If you are not getting any lights on the remote side, I would look at this as well.

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5 port $25 switch is all you need.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 12:30 AM
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If switchports are not auto mdi/mdi-x sensing may need to pinout for crossover or use a switch that does this - if there is no link.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of the replies guys. All I had to do was unplug everything and plug it back in. Problem solved

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If switchports are not auto mdi/mdi-x sensing may need to pinout for crossover or use a switch that does this - if there is no link.
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Thanks for all of the replies guys. All I had to do was unplug everything and plug it back in. Problem solved
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