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Connection of Router to Switch and also a Hub to Switch - N/W systems internet share

Question: Connection of Router to Switch and also a Hub to Switch - N/W systems internet share

Am a new Networking BEE I had built a small network of 20 systems at my office and there I had connected a switch and router.

All the switch ports have been covered by all the systems and one port is given to the router
switch(20)----router(LAN)
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HUB(8ports)

And also I connected a HUB to the switch ..

It works fine for my internet connections to all the systems but how do i make authentication of passwords and username to my network systems from one server which I use server 2003 at one system

let me know the detailed step by step procedure to build.........

I would feel very happy If at all any Suggestions for me to make my Business grow.....

As early as possible ................

Thanks in Advance

Smiles....[][]

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Answer: Connection of Router to Switch and also a Hub to Switch - N/W systems internet share

>>I use server 2003 at one system

you need to enable Network Login, but that requires that win2003 have

a domain controller
a DHCP service
and a DNS service.
the Domain Controller is just another name for LDAP and it becomes the control point
for all systems.

get some books on Configuring Win2003 Server

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Here's a lame diagram

(cable modem btw)

I've tried setting up internet connection sharing (ICS) with windows but it doesn't seem to be working. Would I need to make that computer a DHCP server some how? (because I'm assuming the switch isn't assigning IPs)
 

Answer:Share internet connection with a switch?

Instead of ICS, bridge the wireless adapter and the LAN adapter on the WiFi connected computer.
 

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i got a switch and 2 pc and a dsl modem
is it possible to both of them can have a internet connection at the same time
how???

Answer:is it possible to share internet connection with a switch

Maybe, if the DSL modem has a built in Router just plug the PC's into the switch and the switch into the Modem. If it doesn't have a router then each PC is going to get a Public IP instead of a Private IP address. Most ISP's will only allow you to have one public IP so only one PC will connect. The only way to find out is to plug everything in and see if both PC's get a connection. If only one PC works you'll have to but a router, use Internet connection sharing, or pay extra for another Public IP from your ISP.

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Hi, Im having a ACT Broadband internet connection, he provides internet connection through a wire which runs into my room that can be directly connected to the my computers NIC. Whenever i switch on my computer and opens the browser it first redirects to the page - http://portal.acttv.in/, where it asks for Username & Password, our ISP gives us a IP Address which displays on the web page after logging in. I want the internet connection to be shared with my roommates so i bought a 8 port Ethernet switch (http://www.intexuae.com/SWITCH-8-PORT.htm), which is having a uplink port also. I have connected the wire given by the ISP to the up link port of the switch & i connected my PC to one port of the switch with another network cable. I also connected my friends PC to second port of switch with another network cable, my problem is that when i sign into my ISP web page and start using the internet & my friend also wants internet in his PC & when he opens the browser the ISP's webpage is appearing and when he sign's in internet is disconnecting in my Pc. I tried to change the IP but as a default IP is given by the ISP if change the IP internet is not working. Please provide me a solution.
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Answer:How to share Internet connection using ethernet switch ?

I dont think you need to open your ISPs webpage on your second PC, just configure the network settings and put the gateway IP. If that doesn't work, use Windows ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) and configure it using the Network Configuration wizard. See how it goes. What is the windows version you are using ?
 

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hi everyone,

i wanna ask about networking w/ internet connection, I have an ISP which gives me an internet modem with DHCP and that is connected to my 4 port DLINK Router ,
All 4 PC connected to the router and can access to the internet, and I added 3
PC and that is connected to my 8-port switch, My problem is how can i configure this 3 Pc to have internet access? My idea is i want to make a Router to Switch connection, Is it possible? Any ideas in configuration, ive read some articles on the internet that says specifying static ip and dns, but can someone pls give me step by step config pls, im just newbie in networking.

by the way all pc's are in windows xp pro.

thanks in avdvace
 

Answer:Confious! Internet -> Router -> Switch Connection

Run a cable from one of the switch ports to one of the router's LAN ports and that's it. No configuration necessary - it will work just as if the computers connected to the switch were connected directly to the router.
 

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Here is my network setup: Internet --->3G hotspot ---> PC ---> Router --->Laptop and WDTV

PC connects to 3G hotspot using wireless PCI card with ICS turned on, and PC connects to router using PC NIC LAN port.
Laptop connects to router through wireless and WDTV connects to router through ethernet.
with this setup and settings below, all devices can connect to internet. PC and WDTV can see each other.

The problem is that I can't access to router web config UI. To gain access to router settings, I have to set my NIC IP to router subnet 192.168.1.x but other device lost access to the internet. any ways to fix this?

My router (Linksys E3000) Settings:
• Internet Connection Type: Static
• Internet IP: 192.168.127.2
• subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
• Default Gateway: 192.168.127.1
• DNS 1: 192.168.0.1
• Router IP address: 192.168.1.1
• DHCP Server: disabled

NIC settings:
• IP=192.168.127.1
• subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

WDTV settings:
• IP: 192.168.137.3
• subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
• Default Gateway: 192.168.127.1
• DNS: 192.168.0.1
 

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing with router as switch

What router do you have? Depending on what it is we can make this process simpler by having it be: Internet > 3G Hotspot > Router as a wireless client > All computers.
 

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Hi Everyone.....
So, I just got Wireless Broadband hooked up in my business. I hooked the LAN to the Router and then hooked up a 16 port gigabit switch. I have three terminals coming out of it (in the bcak of the building) as well as a line running to the front of the building. At the front of the building I have the line going into another 16 port gigabit switch. I have 4 computer terminals coming out of that switch. I AM getting internet at the back of the building .....but nothing at any of the terminals after the second switch (front of the building). Can someone help?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Router to Switch to Switch.....No Internet at end terminals

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ok this is my first time posting but here we go.I have a belkin wired 4 port router model# f5d5231-4. I'm trying to turn this router into a switch I already turned off the NAT settings on the router. I hooked it up to my linksys router through one of the ports that saids (modem on the belkin) from one of the ports on the linksys. and my computer can not connect to the internet do I have to do something to my linksys to make the belkin work as a switch any help would be great thanks.
 

Answer:no internet connection after making belkin router into a switch

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Share Internet through two pc using switch
I have a desktop with windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 and a laptop with same ubuntu. My desktop is connected to wired network through ethernet cable through a switch. Is it possible to connect and share The internet of my desktop with my laptop? can I use the switch any way, because 5 ports of the switch is still free.

Answer:Share Internet through two pc using switch

"I have a desktop with windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 and a laptop with same ubuntu. My desktop is connected to wired network through ethernet cable through a switch. Is it possible to connect and share The internet of my desktop with my laptop? can I use the switch any way, because 5 ports of the switch is still free."
What does the "wired network" that the switch is connected to consist of? There has to be a router in the circuit in order to "route" the internet traffic to the appropriate IP address in the network.
The alternative is to run Internet Connection Sharing in your Windows 7 PC but this does require two network adapters in the PC - one to connect to the internet with the connection "shared" and a second to connect to the Laptop.

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Hi everyone, I have two laptops - a Toshiba and a Averatec. I know a router can be used to share internet between to two laptops. My question is can a switch be used to do the same thing? If so, how? I connected my cable modem to the uplink port on the switch and then connected the two laptops via the ports on the switch. But it didn't work. Thanks for everyones help!
 

Answer:Using a switch to share internet

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Good Evening
hope someone can help

i have a netgear router dg834gt and netgear switch gs608

2 computers connected direct to router work fine (using vista!)

yet 4 computers through switch have no internet access!! (using xp)

switch is connected via Cat5E cable to router
have tried everything i can think, with exceptions of upgrading firmware!

any help would be greatly recieved! (am having to make do with dongle!)

Cheers
 

Answer:Solved: no internet through switch (Netgear router Netgear switch)

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My router has broken and I need a temporary connection point to the internet for my machines and a 5 port switch is all i have (NETGEAR FS105).

Each computer connected to the switch is trying to grab a local ip addy. Only one computer will pick up the internet connection at the moment.

Is it possible to assign local ip to each computer connecting to the switch so they don't clash?
 

Answer:share internet with 5 port switch?

Nope. You could configure one computer with ICS and connect that way, but it'll probably be quicker to just go buy a router.
 

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Hi,
I tried to find answer on forum but failed
My situation:
I've got two PCs.
* 1st (Windows 7 x64) has two ethernet cards:
- internet is connected to the first card
- other connected to switch
* 2nd is a laptop (Windows 7 x86) with one ethernet card connected to switch

I can see many unknown PC's in network devices. They are my internet provider other clients. I can see my laptop there as well but cannot access it.

From 1st PC I can just "join" homegroup. From 2nd - just "create".
Created from 2nd PC homegroup is not accessible from 1st pc (wrong password, even if it is right one)

So I am confused how should I set up everything that:
- both pc's can be accessible from each other
- 1st pc will share internet connection with 2nd pc

Any help is highly appreciated

Thanks

Answer:Cannot share internet on PC's connected via switch

Windows IP Configuration(hope that helps)

Code:
on the 1st PC
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::140b:305b:3ca:2030%15
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.32.48
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : kievnet.com
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f1d6:d2cf:5ce7:c751%11
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 91.193.173.252
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.224
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 91.193.173.225

Second PC's
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 169.254.184.144
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.224
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
I know that "169.254...." IP sounds bad, but both pc's got clean W7 install
I am new to W7 networking, came from XP (skipped Vista) and haven't had any problems with network before. This setup worked well on XP, but on W7 nothing works, even lan is pretty dead

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Need to no if I have this right

they have a dsl modem going to a Linksys router to a 24 port switch then to a little 4 port switch. sure, so then Would it be modem to router then router to any port on the big switch or is there an uplink port on the big switch it should go to? then you would hook a cat5e from one of the regular ports on the 24 port switch and run it to the uplink port on the 4 port switch need to no if the whole sequence is right. Hope someone can help, john will told me the cable would go from the big switch to the uplink on the small switch but I am wondering if I have it all right or not and wonderiing about from the router to the 24 port switch does the cable just go in a regular port in the big switch or if there is an uplink port does it go there. Hope you can understand my rambleing here. Thanks (please don't send me to a link) just need to no modem to router to regular port or uplink port on 24 port switch then from regular port on 24 port switch to uplink port on the 4 port switch. Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Windows xp hookup question for modem, router, switch, to switch?

Router to uplink port on 24 port switch, and then normal port on the 24 port switch to uplink port on the second 4 port switch. An auto-MDX port on a device negates the need to worry about uplink ports for that particular cable connection.
 

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I'm at my wits end... About two weeks ago I bought an Xbox 360 and wanted to set it up on the network here at home. I'm using a Linksys WRT54G router and all the LAN ports were occupied. So I decided to add a D-Link DGS-2205 switch to the network to give me a few more LAN ports. At first I had it connected to the router via a straight-through cable. But then my room-mates started to complain that they were getting slow/spotty access to the Internet. I then came to find out that, because the switch I bought does not have an uplink port, I was suppose to use a cross-over cable. So went up to Fry's and picked up the cable I needed and put it in between the router and the switch. Unfortunately this has not fixed the problem. My room-mates are still complaining about slow/spotty internet access, while everything works fine for me.

Oh and I should mention, too, that if/when they unplug me from the router then their service goes back to normal.....

I'm new to this and have done everything I can think of... I really need help with this, please.
 

Answer:Help! Added a switch to my router and now all traffic is being sent to the switch.

did you assign ip addresses to your pcs/hosts behind the switch? You might want to make them static.

read this
 

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I thought that I had this all figured out, but my dad just asked me a question about my setup, and I can't answer it.

The setup is like this:
[ip-phones + computers]-->[small switch]-->[managed L2 switch]-->[router]-->[modem]

I have several ip-phones and computers grouped into blocks of 8. Each set of 8 is a medley of phones/computers connected to a small switch http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...nksys/Common/VisitorWrapper&lid=3681322279B34

Each of these switches, in turn, will be connected to a managed L2 switch http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/pwcnt_3448p?c=ca&cs=calca1&l=en&s=biz that will create 2 VLANS: One VLAN will contain all of the phones, and the other will contain all of the computers. In turn, each VLAN will have its own router and DSL modem, thereby separating the network traffic.

I know that I can use this L2 switch to make the VLANS based on the MAC addresses of the devices. However, the smaller switches do not support 802.1q [VLANs]. Will it be a problem that the smaller switches do not support VLANs? Essentially, will this setup work to split up network traffic?

Thanks once again,
-Roger
 

Answer:Computer, switch, switch, router, modem

I have the same DELL switch for my phones. You PoE will not carry across the linksys switches, so that is the first problem.
Next are the computers attached to the phones? Or does each device get its own drop?

And whats this about 2 routers and modems? Thats a bit over kill!! QoS would do the trick.

I would run all the devices off the Dell and attach the computers to the Phones (most IP Phones have a passthrough port) Configure the Dell with trunk ports with the Computer VLAN passing untagged traffic making it the native VLAN. While having the phones on a Tagged VLAN(If you phones conig allows you to set the VLAN in its config great! If not you can bind the MAC to the VLAN). The you create a QoS policy giving the VoIP traffic priority!
 

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Hi Net gurus,
I have a combo router/switch/wireless from my ISP.
I also have another switch/wireless netgear upstairs.
If I have a cable from my ISP router going to the uplink/Internet port on my personal switch,
How should I set both of them up?

- which dhcp should I use (I assume the ISP)?
- If above is true, i assume I simply turn off dhcp on my netgear?
- if i want to use my netgear wireless, will it assign ip addresses using my ISP routers dhcp?

Thx in advance
 

Answer:Best setup for isp router/switch and 2nd personal switch

yes
yes
yes

and i assume you meant your other switch/wireless netgear upstairs is actually a consumer router...

also, don't use the WAN port...

unless of course you don't like the ISP provided box, then you can turn everything off on it, use a bridge mode, and use your netgear... whichever you prefer
 

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I am getting a 1000Mbps fiber optic bandwidth connection and want to at least have access to my 360 and my pc and possible wireless or other friends pc when they come over and enjoy this speed. i looked on newegg real quick and found a 10/100/1000 but the max data output was only 300Mbps. how can i connect all my hardware and get the full bandwidth???

ps.I live in Japan. fiber runs straight into my house into the fiber optic modem which than goes into RJ-45. The ISP is called Hero Net in Misawa city, Aoromi prefecture. i just want to be able to plug modem into router / switch and for my pc to still have the 1000Mbps bandwidth. the xbox 360 i dont mine losing back down to 100 if i can still get decent ping. and other producs for other desktop pc / laptop of friends if they want to come over and chill. so say me and friend are connected by RJ-45 and download from a high bandwidth site that actually can put out 1000Mbps down speed he should be able to get 500Mbps and i as well....the fiber here is CHEAP!. lil over 50bucks a month WITH phoneline and first 3 months free and activation and install fee is only 5dollars. * lil over 500 yen* yen rate is about 121 to dollar
 

Answer:Getting fiber connection what best router / switch

If you really want a router that can handle that kind of bandwidth, at least in the USA you are talking about Cisco, Juniper, or one of the other big names.
 

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My current set up includes a Motorola 6183 Modem, Airport Extreme 6th Gen Router, Trendnet TEG-S5G, and an Apple Airport Express 2nd Gen.

My modem and AExtreme are in my office and I am running a 75 foot Ethernet Cable to my Switch. Switch and A.Express are in my Basement.

I noticed that on my switch it is showing a green and orange connection light, which I believe is half duplex (100 MBPS). Curious to know why I am not getting two green dots with 1000 mpbs when connecting my Airport extreme to my switch. I think my Airport express can only give 100 mbps connection.

Any ideas on this would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Gigabit connection from my Router to Switch!

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This is really boggling my mind, as it works one way but not both ways.

Downstairs set up:
Comcast Cable ---> Modem ----> Linksys wrt610n wireless router < 1(downstairs computer) 2(wall socket connected to upstairs room)

Upstairs set up:
(wall socket from downstairs room) ----> Computer = Works perfectly fine

(wall socket from downstairs room) ----> Switch (ive tried netgear and Rosewill RC-405x) < 1(computer) 2(xbox) 3(tv)
gets local only connection with no access to the internet, ive tried just computer, just xbox... None work

(wall socket from downstairs room) ----> Xbox 360 = shows no connection
Im using a 20 foot cable to connect across the room

Now I've heard you can go at least 100ft before ethernet cable loses any connectivity if at all. the most I have is modem to router (6ft max), router to wall (6ft max), upstairs through wall (20 ft max), to computer only which works (6ft max), to xbox 360 only which does not work (20ft)... to switch then to either computer or xbox additional 6ft does not work.

Someone please help.
 

Answer:Router to Switch Connection Problem

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Hello. I was wondering if it is possible to share a internet connection between two computers without using a hub, switch or router.

One of the computers has two network cards, is it possible to connect that computer to the internet, and then connect the other computer to the one that is connected to the internet?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Sharing connection between two computers without hub/switch/router

Yes; you need a cross-over cable between the computers unless one has an auto-sensing (MDI/MDIX) ethernet port. Read up on Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), starting in the Help and Support Center.

Why don't you want to use a router?
 

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I have a wireless router connected to my modem, and ALL PC's connect to that for internet.

I also have a gigabit switch I use to transfer data in between several of the machines. I do it quite often and I don't want it eating up the wifi bandwidth.
I have done it before, but it has been a long time and I cannot remember how I forced internet traffic over the wifi and local traffic through the switch
Is the only way to do it to specifically tell Windows to use the IP address of the LAN connection? I know it will work that way, forcing local traffic directly to that IP, but I seem to remember there being an easier way to do this.

Thanks.
 

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My question is if you switched off the NAT feature of a cable internet modem would it compromise the security of the router where the router could be hacked, irrespective if you have a good computer firewall or not?
 

Answer:If you switch off NAT for cable internet router does it compromise security of router

Technically pure NAT is not in any way a firewall. Typically NAT and firewall go hand in hand on consumer networking gear though.

If you are still using a firewall then no, turning off NAT won't put you at more of a risk.

Are you talking about a router behind a modem or a modem/router all-in-one?
 

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-Here is my setup so far. I have a vista machine with 2 lan cards, one from motherboard, one on pci. The lan from motherboard is connected to the WAN port on my router. I have alltel wireless internet that uses ICS through that. The lan card on my pci bus is connected to a LAN port on the same router. When i am not using ics i disable the lan on my motherboard and vice versa. I am using the second LAN on my pci bus that is connected to one of the LAN ports on my router so my computer can use MCE and DIRECTV2PC. I have another line connected to a LAN port on the same router going to a switch which is connected to my 360 and my directv receiver.
-Here is the problem. Say im using DIRECTV2PC and the xbox gets turned on, what happens is i lose connection to my directv and my computer only sees the xbox and vice versa. I am confused on why that is, it should see both at the same time and not lose connection to any one of them right?
 

Answer:I lose connection to some devices on my switch connected to my router.

whoa man never heard of that kind of set up before. try connecting your internet to the WAN port on the router and connecting the rest of your stuff to the inputs on the router. its a little less complicated this way.
sounds like your computer is controlling your internet and getting confused... hope this info is usefull.
 

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I understand that a hub is more like a party line, where all devices hear and read data before sending it to next port, and a switch is advanced hub. But, what is a router. I know what a wireless router is, but they say a router is more advanced than a switch. Can you buy a non-wireless router?

Also, can you connect 2 switches together? So, Modem-----to Switch----to Switch----Computer

And both switches have other devices connected?

Answer:Hub vs Switch vs Router/ 2 Switch Story

you CAN buy a non-wireless router--but--the two I found on Amazon were only 10/100 (most modern systems use gigabit ethernet 10/100/1000) but wired are generally cheaper than a wireless router(the Cisco below is NOT cheap)--however--it's not necessary to use the wireless part of the wireless router as most have at least 4 ports (wired).

Yes you can connect switches together but they won't allow for multiple computers to connect to the Internet (at least not easily nor in a way that makes sense).

What devices are you trying to connect together?

wired routers:
Amazon.com: TRENDnet 4-Port Broadband Router TW100-S4W1CA (Black): Electronics

Amazon.com: Cisco-Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port 10/100 Switch: Electronics

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Hi.

My home network atm includes an ADSL connection split to 3 computers. Here is a diagram of the setup;


Could you tell me how I can share the printer with the computers?
Also, could someone give me a rundown of ip addresses of each machine, workgroups, whatever i need.

The Internet is working but I am unable to see other computers and share files.
One of the computers connected to the D-Link is Win ME and the other two are XP Pro.

Thanks
Mike
 

Answer:Internet->Router->Switch

Run the Network Setup Wizard on the XP machines, and it will tell you what to do for the ME machine.

Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Communications
 

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Probably a simple solution but here goes.
I have a standard 4 port + Wifi router, however with my tv, blu-ray, Home Cinema, Wii, Sky+ and hardwired home pc. How can I connect all to the router, is it as simple as purchasing a switch and connecting it. If so how do I go about it and can I use any port, Like, for example a netgear 8 way?
Any positive assistance will be greatly received.

Answer:internet, router and switch?

Please have alook at this to start you off:
Homeplugs

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Can I use one of my Thomson routers as a switch? I have a Technicolor TG 582n as my router, and two redundant routers one of which I would like to utilise as a switch.
Not sure if this will work, the IP address is the same for all of them! They are all wireless with 4 LAN Ports I would only wish to use the LAN not the Wireless.

Answer:Router as an Internet Switch, is it possible?

Have a look here.

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I want to set up a router that goes from my server to my other computers to share files wired and wirelessly. What do I need to do to get it set up? The router is a D-Link DGL-4300.
 

Answer:Using a router as a switch without internet access

disable NAT, DHCP and just use the internal switch ports
 

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Hello,
I have my new router up and running. As part of the upgrade, I replaced an old WRT54G I had been using as a wired WAP and switch in my living room with a Trendnet 8 port gigabit switch. I was getting good connection of my TV, XBOX, Blu Ray players through the LAN ports on the WAP before. Now I replaced that with the switch and get nothing. I thought the switch was plug and play and I'd have to do nothing. The connection lights are on but the devices say they can't get an IP address from the router. Any idea why? For reference, I am using the Buffalo G450 router and another one of these switches In another room.
Any idea what I should try next?
Thanks,
Pay
 

Answer:Replaced WAP with switch, now no connection through switch?

Make sure their isn't a specific uplink port that has to be used on the switch and your going straight from the router to the switch.
 

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Heya

I just installed Windows Vista x64 and immediately ran into network problems. My Network and Sharing center said my connection was connecting/disconnecting every few seconds and I was unable to reach the internet.

My network is something like this (ignore the periods, they're there because the field won't format blank spaces :P ) :

Cable modem ---> Linksys SD2005 Switch ---> Wireless router ---> Game systems
...................................|......................... (Netgear WGT624)
...................................|
...................................+--->Vista 32 Bit PC
...................................+--->Windows XP SP2 PC
...................................+--->Vista x64 (mine)

I have 4 separate IPs from my ISP so I can RDP into anything not behind the router from work. The wireless is just nice for random devices. All 3 PCs have independent IPs assigned from the ISPs DNS. All systems work fine except the x64.

I thought it was my on-board NIC so I went and bought a PCI NIC. It did the same thing. At this point I think I might have 2 bad NICs so i went and got a third - same thing. I read around on some forums and tweaked my duplex settings which stopped the connect/disconnect, but then I got something like this in my Network and Sharing Center:

x64 ===>green===>Unidentified Network===> X ===> Internet

Changing the duplex settings around did not resolve this.

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Answer:No internet connection through a switch

Wait you have 4 IP's but they aren't static. How do you know what you're connecting to when you're at work? Just guess?

Personally if it were me, I'd stick all of the devices behind the router and use something like logmein to connect to my devices from work.

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i have a router/ modem that has been able to share my internet connection between 4 computers. but i want to increase this number so i got an Netcomm np2005 switch. but now the networks dont seem to interact and the internet does not work on the computers connected to the switch. is it possible to do this or do i need something else to extend my internet sharing>?
thanks
 

Answer:Router And Ethernet Switch Internet SHaring

ok then yea i seem to meet all the requirements except it cannot detect an ip address on the pcs connected through the switch. and the net still doesnt work when i configure the ip manually? does anyone know what i could do?
thanks
 

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Hey all, getting in over my head with the home network, but that's usually how I learn cool new stuff.

Existing home network goes like this:

DSL MODEM
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Dedicated Internet Connection Sharing Computer
|
SWITCH
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PCs, XBOX, various wall jacks thru the house for easy pluggin' in

I got a new Linksys E1000 wireless router with my AT&T Uverse package, and I want to plug it into one of the switch ports I ran to the living room just for the purpose of having a wireless N access point.

The Setup CD can't find the router from any of my Windows boxes (probably because of the switch I guess?), so I was wondering how to proceed from here.

If I plug a laptop into the router, can I just set up the SSID and password and stuff thru 192.168.1.1 and unplug the laptop when I'm done?

If all of this is just a bad idea, that's legitimate advice too
 

Answer:Wireless Router through an Internet Connected Switch?

Molotov256 said:





Hey all, getting in over my head with the home network, but that's usually how I learn cool new stuff.

Existing home network goes like this:

DSL MODEM
|
Dedicated Internet Connection Sharing Computer
|
SWITCH
|
PCs, XBOX, various wall jacks thru the house for easy pluggin' in

I got a new Linksys E1000 wireless router with my AT&T Uverse package, and I want to plug it into one of the switch ports I ran to the living room just for the purpose of having a wireless N access point.

The Setup CD can't find the router from any of my Windows boxes (probably because of the switch I guess?), so I was wondering how to proceed from here.

If I plug a laptop into the router, can I just set up the SSID and password and stuff thru 192.168.1.1 and unplug the laptop when I'm done?

If all of this is just a bad idea, that's legitimate advice too Click to expand...

Some routers prefer you connect to it directly via ethernet cable for the initial setup. Just unplug it when you done if you don't need a wired connection.
 

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Currently I have internet connection via cable modem and usb connection to the modem.

I am trying to connect by using ethernet from modem to computer but although the adapter is enabled, I have a red cross through its symbol (xp) and an windows tells me that the network cable is unplugged although I can see that physically it is not.

Help welcomed.
 

Answer:switch to ethernet internet connection

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Hi guys, I usually hang out over at the case and overclocking section.

I am not much of a network savvy, though. Recently I am building a server farm, it turns out that I am actually running out of router ports. I've heard of sharing internet connection through switches will actually work. Anyone care to instruct me how to do it?
 

Answer:Sharing internet connection through a switch.

Plugging a switch into a router is like adding ports on to the router. Just plug it in.
 

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I have been using a four-port Linksys router for several years, without issue. Now, we want to add a fifth device to our LAN. Rather than buy a new router, I thought I could just get a cheaper 4-5 port Linksys Switch to extend the number of ports available to the LAN. So, I have the switch plugged into the router, and I have a XP Pro machine plugged into the switch. Basically, the XP Pro machine recognizes that it's been plugged into something, because there's no 'X' over the LAN icon. However, even though it recognizes the LAN connection, it won't connect to the internet.

Anyone have any advice? It would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Trouble connecting to the internet via a linksys switch and router...

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I have just installed a 5 port switch (Etherfast 10/100) so that I can run X-Box and my pc from my broadband modem. The X-box works fine, but my computer cannot detect a connection. I am running a straight cable from the switch to the PC, and my network repair function says it cannot renew my IP address. I have my computer set to detect IP address automatically. I've read through the forums and tried everything I could find that might apply. The lights are flashing or on on the switch, and I have tried plugging into different ports. ???
 

Answer:Linksys 5 port switch, no internet connection

This is strange...

By powering down my modem and restarting everything, I got my high-speed internet back. Now the X-box can't connect. What am I missing?
 

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I have two desktop computers, one with win 7 and other Winxp. The internet comes thru ADSL modem, from it lan cable goes to a 8 port unmanaged switch, from it two wires comes out, one goes to each machine. Now in Win7 machine, I have a PPPoE dialer to connect to my ISP. I am successfully able to dial and get internet in Win7 machine. Now when I try internet in winxp machine, no internet so the question is any special settings required in winxp machine?

In Winxp machine I have not tried ICS & homegroup. I just tried to give DNS server as open or modem ip i.e. 192.168.1.1. I disabled all firewalls here, its able to ping the modem and win7 machine, open the modem page with no issues. So how to get internet here, plz guide.

Answer:Unable to get Internet Connection in Win XP machine thru switch

When I was using a Dial-Up Modem I did have to enable ICS so a second computer could get the Internet. But that's different from ADSL which uses the copper wires of the phone but not the Voice Carrier signal the Dial-Up Modem [and Fax machines] uses. I think ADSL would be more of an always-on thing, no dialing needed.
Asymmetric digital subscriber line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I've been using Wireless DSL since 2003 as I couldn't get phoneline DSL at the time and still can't get it at any better speed, limit of the phone company.

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i took whatsapp offer for 39 rs but when ever i on my mobile networks some other applications are using net and i an loosing money.. when my balance reach 0 rs then i am also not getting whatsapp, or any other services.. my phone is always in power saver mode and no other application is allowed to run in backround in this mode..i took batry sever and from there i was not able to see any applications that uses net . i called coustomer care,, but they told some applications are running behind but they were not able to tell how to off them.. my os is 8.1 and my phone is lumia 520

Answer:How do I switch off background tasks which use internet connection?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question i took whatsapp offer for 39 rs but when ever i on my mobile networks some other applications are using net and i an loosing money.. when my balance reach 0 rs then i am also not getting whatsapp, or any other services.. my phone is always in power saver mode and no other application is allowed to run in backround in this mode..i took batry sever and from there i was not able to see any applications that uses net . i called coustomer care,, but they told some applications are running behind but they were not able to tell how to off them.. my os is 8.1 and my phone is lumia 520 Best way to know about this is to use data sense app and see exactly how much each app is consuming.For example system processes used 10mb of cellular data in my case. That's not something u can turn off with battery saver.
Also check "Rate Us" app, if u have checked the box for product improvement program then it might be consuming small amounts of data.
Same with the mail app sync settings. Change it to "Manually".

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Hmph. Internet Explorer is bugging me at the moment.

Tools/Internet Options/Connections tab: Those 3 radio buttons are usually set to 'Always dial my default connection.' However, everytime I set it to this option and press OK, a few minutes later it switches back to 'Never dial a connection'! (i.e. Not literally 'every few minutes.' Just every time I close the window, every time I disconnect, that sort of thing.)

As this is very annoying every time I have to connect to the Internet, I want to see if there's anything causing this that you know of. Thanks in advance.

(I have not yet considered the possibility of a virus...(however unlikely that may seem, hehe.))
 

Answer:Internet Explorer connection auto-switch?

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when i want to download apps from Windows Store, i can't do it because Windows Store is not connected to my Microsoft account, i try to login but it says i have problem with internet connection, but i have internet connection
then i disconnect my Microsoft account and switch to local account

i tried to switch to Microsoft account again, and this problem occurs
please help me

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I've been experiencing a rather odd problem for the last few months.

I live in a flat with a network cable internet connection, split between four computers by an IPTIME SW08 switch... I've had it for half a year now, but the problem is four months old...

The more "advanced" computers using the internet connection freez up randomly with an IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error message ... I thought the problem was in the computers but a brand new computer I just connected a few days ago is already sarting to show the smiptoms, which all other machines in term "produced":

1. computer is connected to the internet
2. for a few days it works without a hitch
3. after that it starts to freeze up randomly, especially (but not exclusively) when i download a given ammount of information
4. (sometimes) it freezes so completely that no error message even gets a chance at being displayed, when it is, its the IRQL error from above... then the computer ocasionally restarts

*i've taken the computers to other locations, and tried them on other networks: no problems recorded.

I've had the cables checked, and went through several NIC cards, thinking that they may be to blame. Whenever i replaced an NIC, with a new MAC number the cycle started again ... first no problem, then randm freezup.

It is essential that I solve these problems, I earn my living as a freelance translator, and ABSOLUTELY NEED to resolve this issue: i need my computers to work!

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Answer:computer random freezup and internet connection... is it the switch?

hello ,

this is what i seggust you do if it has not been done yet , do this to only one system

steps
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useing (ipconfig)

start
then select ( run
then type in ( cmd
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /flushdns ( notice the space between ipconfig & /
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /release ( ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /renew ( ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^
press enter


then reboot

start
then select (run
then type in (netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.exe
press enter

providing that the (os) is installed on the c drive /your drive lett may be differnt

then reboot

check your connection

Mike

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I've been experiencing a rather odd roblem for the last few months.

I live in a flat with a network cable interet connection, split between four computers by an IPTIME SW08 switch... I've had it for half a year now, but the problem is four months old...

The more "advanced" computers using the intrbet connection freez up randomly with an IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL erroro message ... I thought the problem was in the computers but a brand new computer i connected a few days ago is already sarting to show the smptoms:

1. computer is connected to the interbet
2. for a few days it works without a hitch
3. after that it starts to freeze up randomly, especially (but not exclusively) when i downloaded a given ammount of information
4. (sometimes) it freezes so completely that no error message even gets a chance at being displayed

*i've taken the computers to other locations, and tried them on ohe networks: no problems recorded.

I've had the cables checked, and went through several NIC cards, thinking that they may be to blame. Whenever i replaced an NIC, with a new MAc number the cycle started again ... first no problem, then randm freezup.

It is essential that I solve these problems, I earn my living as a freelance translator, and ABSOLUTELY NEED to resolve this issue: i need my computers to work!

QUESTIONS:
1. is my ISP somehow messing with me (i. e. are the doing something intentionally to cause this, do they have som sort of virus or other software f... Read more

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dell inspiron with windows home premium connected to internet with a modem over a phone line
tks keith

Answer:on reboot or switch user i have to reestablish internet connection

Thats normal as it closes the connections on boot and switch user the new user wont be dialed up

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i have an old computer with a 10gb hard disk that i got cheap from a car boot sale. No monitor or keyboard etc.My question is can i share the monitor and keyboard i already have and put a switching device to switch between the two?I hope i have made myself cleari hope you can help

Answer:'switch' between two systems?

It is best not to swap these devices around while the computer is powered up. It can cause motherboard fuse failure and these fuses are not normally repairable.

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Hi all i recently turned my second router into an Ethernet switch so that i could port forward a game. I am wondering if this will slow down my internet speed.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Will a router turned to a ethernet switch slow down internet speed for gaming?

Hello glaucun,

Technically speaking, yes. You've added another "hop" for the packets to have to travel to and from.

But it's not to any degree that you will notice.
 

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Hello

I am currently in a student housing and have an internet connection through a lan cable that comes out of the wall, so i have no access to anything. I just bought a eeepc with windows 7 and have an older laptotp with also windows 7. My old laptop is connected to internet and i would like to share that connection to the other one using wireless without a router. I looked on internet and found out it was possible with some tutorials for xp and vista.

http://www.pctipsbox.com/how-to-inte...windows-vista/

Windows XP: Set up a wireless network without a router

But i cant seem to figure out what's wrong. My second computer connects to the network I set up with the 1st one but there is no internet access.

Anyone ever had this problem? did i forget something?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:How to share internet connection without a router

Hi longlife,

What are your system specs and what type of router are you using?

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I have two PC one XP and one 7. At first they were working. but after reinstalling windows 7. It suddenly won't work.

The strange thing is that I didn't change the router settings and that my drivers are working fine.

Is it possible that the ISP change their setting and decided not to allow internet sharing anymore?

When I tried ping or tracert, it says request unreachable. But when I directly connect the modem to the LAN card, internet works fine.

Answer:Can't share internet connection via router

Do you have mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager?

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Hey...
I know that 1-way internet via satellite only has download and needs an upload source...If I have a broadband 128k connection (to be used as the upload source) and lets say, a 1mb connection via sat...how can I connect them both at the same time to the router, knowing that the router only has 1 port for the internet cable to be plugged-in?

Any help is much appreciated...
 

Answer:How can I share an Internet Via Sat (1-way) connection on several pcs? (router)

I don't know how you'd use a standard broadband router for this task. My guess is that you'll need to consider either ICS and a host Windows system, or perhaps a Linux rig of some sort. Since you have some sort of broadband, why not just increase the speed of that service and forget about the satellite connection?
 

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A few years back when my E machine was new with Vista, a vista hater partitioned the drive leaving the smaller partition for Vista and installing XP on the other partition. How do I switch between them?
 

Answer:Switch between operating systems

are you not given a choice when booting up?

what does your boot.ini file look like?
 

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Hello,

Today i decided to install ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop (which is running windows 7 already) because that is the operating system i'm going to be using in my classes. To do this, i created a separate partition on my hard drive (which is 1 terabyte). I successfully installed Ubuntu on that partition but when i restarted my computer i wasn't given the option to choose which os i wanted to run. instead the chkdsk function ran, and after running it started up windows. windows is running just fine but i can't seem to figure out how to switch to ubuntu from here. Does anyone have an idea what i did wrong? or is there something simple i need to do yet?

Thanks, vinuguy

Answer:I have 2 operating systems, but can't switch between them

Hi Vinuguy,

You need some sort of boot loader. I will not pretend to know any more about Ubuntu than that it exists, but I have just done a similar setup to get XP running on my Win 7 machine.

You at least have the advantage that your machine is booting into Win 7. I can recommend a utility called EasyBCD, the current version is 2.1.2, from Neostart Technology. It is free to private users.

Download and install EasyBCD into Windows and run it. It should come up with a list of the operating systems installed on your computer. From this list you can choose which one is to be the default, and set a time-out value ( in seconds ) to allow you to choose the operating system you wish to use. I set mine to 10 seconds, which is more than long enough.

The way it works is that on switch-on, after the BIOS screens, you get a DOS type screen which lists your installed operating systems with the default system highlighted. You use the up/down arrow keys to choose the system you wish to boot to. Of course, if you wish to use the default system, then you have to do nothing apart from wait 10 seconds for it to start booting. I hope this is of some help.

Chris Cosgrove

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Hi.. can you please tel me weather is it possible to switch between operating systems? If so which which operating systems can I install?
For example if I have windows XP in C drive and now I install windows 7 in D drive, can I access both operating systems at different times? How can I switch between these two?

Answer:can I switch the operating systems?

Install more than 1 Operating System (partition)
Install more than one operating system (multiboot)

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I am running Win 2000 Pro. Certain software will not run under this OS. I have tried the compatibility mode & it still wont work. Does anyone know if there is any software available that will allow me to either partion my HD so I can install & run a second OS say Win98 SE or Me, OR as I have a second HD installed, a different OS to the 2nd Drive to allow me to run the software in question. What I dont want to do is have to reboot every time. I want to be able to flip via Explorer from one drive or partion to the other which will have a different OS & run the software. Its a tall order I know. I have at present 256 Ram + 1.2 mhg processor. I would increase if needs be

Thanks

Geoff
 

Answer:Switch operating Systems

I'm not aware of anything that would allow you to start a new operating system like that, but maybe something like VMWare Workstation could do.
 

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My PC is dual boot Windows XP/Windows 10. The system disk for XP is disk0 which is an SSD. The system disk for W10 is a partition on disk1 which is a hard disk. I'm at a point to consider W10 my "main" system, but still need to keep the dual boot configuration. So what I'd like to do is "swap" the locations of the system disks, to move the system disk for W10 to disk0/SSD, and move the system disk for XP to the partition on disk1. My plan is to restore an Acronis image back up for each system to the target partition. My assumption is this will do what I want and when I boot, it will behave the same way giving me the choice of what to boot from, only that now for W10 I'll be booting of the SSD and for XP I'll be booting of the hard drive.

Is there anything here I'm missing? Will this work as planned?

Thanks for any help.

Steve

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My PC is dual boot Windows XP/Windows 10. The system disk for XP is disk0 which is an SSD. The system disk for W10 is a partition on disk1 which is a hard disk. I'm at a point to consider W10 my "main" system, but still need to keep the dual boot configuration. So what I'd like to do is "swap" the locations of the system disks, to move the system disk for W10 to disk0/SSD, and move the system disk for XP to the partition on disk1. My plan is to restore an Acronis image back up for each system to the target partition. My assumption is this will do what I want and when I boot, it will behave the same way giving me the choice of what to boot from, only that now for W10 I'll be booting of the SSD and for XP I'll be booting of the hard drive.

Is there anything here I'm missing? Will this work as planned?

Thanks for any help.

Steve

Answer:Switch systems between partitions...

Should work.

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I had some internet issues last month with my ISP (issues with disconnects..was something at the "pole") and I upgraded to the 200Mbit tier they offer
I did a network upgrade to a Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite ERLITE-3 Desktop Router (Black) and Ubiquiti Networks Unifi 802.11ac Dual-Radio PRO Access Point after the issue was fixed. I also have a Cisco SG 300-20 switch I'm using for all my hardwire connections that the EdgeRouter is connected to.

Since the upgrade I've been having issues not reaching the speeds I'm supposed to be getting. I rebooted the modem and plugged it directly into my desktop and got the following:

http://beta.speedtest.net/result/6447166107.png

Second try....

http://beta.speedtest.net/result/6447168516.png

On the Edge Router

http://beta.speedtest.net/result/6447180671.png
i can post my configuration from my EdgeRouter and switch if needed.
 

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In September I moved from Vancouver to Calgary and switched service providers from Shaw Cable to Telus high speed (ADSL). (I didn't want to switch but getting free cable in a basement suite pretty much tells me not to go through the cable provider for internet).

Since I have had Telus almost all my applications cannot detect my internet connection even though I can go online. I have to use Mozilla Firefox to surf as Internet Explorer will not work. Winamp, Outlook, Quick Tax, Windows Media Player, Real Media, Windows Update, Norton et al., cannot detect the connection. This is preventing me from efiling my taxes and also downloading updates for all these programs.

I can use Firefox and the Thunderbird email application. Also I can connect to my STEAM account to play Half Life 2.

I called Telus customer support who basically told me that the issue is revolves around Microsoft and Telus's software not supporting one another and said I had to reinstall Windows. She then said another option would be to delete my registry and then copy and paste the registry from the Windows CD. Neither option I think will work or is really advisable.

There has to be a simple fix to this. I have a wireless routing capabilities however have not been able to get my laptop to connect to my connection either.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Ken
 

Answer:Solved: Switch from Shaw to Telus, Applications Cannot Detect Internet Connection

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I want to share my internet connection to the wireless router just for the wireless feature, sure I could connect the ethernet cable to the router but the router is 10/100 and my internet connection is 1000 so I'd lose a lot of speed. I have 2 network cards in my PC and I've connected the ethernet cable to one of my network cards and another cable to my second network card and to the wireless's router internet socket.
I tried selecting the Local Area Connection that has the internet and tried the "allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection", but then I can't access the modem through 192.168.1.1

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Any help on how to achieve this ?

Answer:I want to share the internet connection from PC to a wireless router

Connect the 2nd router to one of the open ports of the first router, this makes it 192.168.1.2 then setup the wifi. That leaves three ports open on the first router that is 1000.

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Hi, I'm switching from landline ISP to mobile ISP (dongle). So I'm thinking of sharing 3G dongle (ZTE MF190) internet connection with other PC, device etc, through D-Link modem+router(DSL-2640B) that I use for landline internet connection before. Is this possible?

I notice that I cannot use homegroup via D-Link anymore after connecting to 3G dongle.
I've tried ICS(internet connection sharing) but to no avail.

Thanks for further assistance..

Answer:Share 3G dongle internet connection with Wi-Fi router

You will probably find it easiest to use one of these:
Newegg.com - Cradlepoint Wireless 3G&#47;4G N Router &#40;MBR90&#41;

That way the router remains the access point.

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Just got a wireless card for my windows xp dell upstairs so it can get internet from wireless router downstairs. Dell says it is connected (signal stregth very good, it does say logged in as associate) but internet is not working on the dell. How can i fix it?
 

Answer:How do you get wireless router to share Internet connection?

Correct/Latest Drivers for the wireless card?
 

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I recently bought a new CPU but it did not boot after installation. I believe this is because of an outdated BIOS for my MOBO. However, when I tried to update the BIOS I found that the update was only for Windows XP or VISTA and I am on Windows 10. Is it possible to switch to either Windows XP or Vista and then switch back after update?
New CPU model: AMD Phenom II x4 940
MOBO: ACER Aspire T180
Thanks

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I am in the process of setting up a pretty extensive gigabit network in my home. I have the new D-Link DIR-655 Pre-N Router with four gigabit ports and I am using all four to run to 8-port D-Link unmanaged switches in four locations. The first location is right next to the router. I have a fifth location. I searched hard for an 8-port wired gigabit router. If I had found one (at a reasonable price) I would use it as the base in from the modem then use the D-Link for wireless only (no routing). Alas ... I was unable to find one and so I am wondering if there are any issues running from a switch to another switch.
 

Answer:Router to switch to switch?

Only issue is a slight impariment in speed as it passes thru two switches and the router . . You may not be able to decerne it.
 

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1.Connecting two Pc's to a 100 Mbps Router, both Pc's will have a maximum traffic speed of 50 Mbps. Correct?
2.Connecting the same Pc's to a 100 Mbps Switch, both Pc's will have a maximum traffic speed of 100 Mbps. Correct?
3.If you connect the same Pc's to a 100 Mbps Router with built in Switch, what will be the maximum traffic speed on both Pc's?
4.Is a router the same as a hub?
 

Answer:Router vs Switch vs Hub with switch

"collision domain is a group of Ethernet or fast Ethernet devices that are directly connected by repeaters or hubs. At any time only one node/device may transmit inside of this collision domain. Repeaters and hubs are physical layer devices and do not understand Ethernet frames or protocols. Their role is to simply extend distance and to facilitate star topology. All nodes/devices that share an Ethernet or fast Ethernet LAN using the CSMA/CD rules are part of the same collision domain or, in other words, all the nodes/devices that are connected to a hub are part of the same collision domain. So, when a collision occurs in a collision domain, everyone in that domain gets affected.
A switch on the other hand is not a repeater but actually a bridge, which acts upon the content of the Ethernet frame it receives and forwards the frame to the appropriate port on the switch. Switches break the network into multiple collision domains and hence simplify the expansion rules by avoiding the collision domain restrictions."

Basically a switch cuts down on traffic - hub are 'dumb' devices - unmanaged. The switch forwards traffic instead of broadcasting it - cutting down on collisions.

"A router determines the next network point to which a packet should be forwarded toward its destination. The router is connected to at least two networks and decides which way to send each information packet based on its current understanding of the state of the networks it... Read more

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I just bought a netgear Cable/DSL router with an 8 port switch built in. I am currently still at school, so there is no need for the router, but I want to use the hardware as a switch. I am confused as to how to set this up.

The router I have is a Netgear RO318.

I know very little about setting up networks, but I assumed it would be the same as just switching out the hub. Boy was I wrong. I switched them out and it doesn't work like I thought it would. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks all.
 

Answer:Using router/switch as just a switch

Actually, at this very second I am trying to figure out that exact same thing! I will definately help you out if and when i get it figured out.
 

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Would like to get some opinions on this. I have a Dell N3000 switch and a Cisco 2901 router. Somebody recommend to me to consolidate the two devices and let the N3000 switch and route. My question is, is there are performance increase? What is the downfall of bundling the two devices? What is the upside?
 

Answer:L3 switch VS. Router and switch

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Hello, i am wondering if i can share my dsl connection using only a ethernet modem and network switch???

Help much appreciated
 

Answer:Can i share dsl using only a n/w switch

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Wife has small Acer laptop running 8.1 and running wirelessly. It keeps on losing internet connection although shows full wi-fi signal. Icon shows asterisk and network connection shows 'limited'. Acer suggested complete reset which has been done several
times and then have installed new motherboard but it still has the problem. Have checked for and installed network adapter driver (Realtek) updates but problem still persists. It works ok for about 1 or 2 weeks after a reset but then it all happens again.
TalkTalk changed the router to eliminate that.  My desktop runs without any problems wired or wirelessly as do two other laptops (all now updated to Windows 10) and two Android phones. Dare not update Acer to Win 10 until I know it is not Acer problem
as guarantee about to run out. Spent 6 months trying to sort it.

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Hi AllWhere I work on some of the desks we have two desktops one for our normal work and one for system testing.There seems to be some sort of switch box which connects both PCs together so that it shares the LCD, keyboard and mouse. To switch between the desktops we hold on the scroll wheel and press right click on the mouse.Can anyone tell me how this is done as I am keen to do this at home? I have had a look at the setup at work but they are well hidden under the desks.Thanks

Answer:How to create a Switch Box or share 2 pcs???

Something like this maybe click here there are many others just search the website for "switch box"

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I have two pc's operating on a kvm switch and I need to be able to have both pc's able to print to a single usb printer. The oldest PC has only one usable USB port which the KVM is connected to at the moment..was wondering if it would be possible to plug in a USB hub into the old PC and then run two cables from the hub..one to the KVM switch, one to a auto switch that would allow both PC's to use the single printer.

Anyone try this kind of arrangement? Just wondering if the KVM switch would work in a hub or not..
 

Answer:Two PC's on KVM switch share a usb printer?

Your mileage may vary, but this did NOT work for me.
How about the other PC?
I assume you are networked, put the printer on the newer PC and share it.
 

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Hi all,

Just wondering if I can connect a switch to a switch? so my network would look like this

Router ---- Switch ---- Switch - - - - computer connected wirelessly

primary reason for doing this is i want to bring the wireless router closer to the middle of my house... some areas are getting really weak signals..

Sincerely,
networkingNoob
 

Answer:Switch to Switch Connection?

You could do that, but why not just get a longer network cable? Ethernet on Cat-5e is good up to 100m.
 

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I recently have had tons of trouble with my HP mini and memory.
I think it is because I am running windows vista or some file/program messing with it.
I was recommended to switch to ubuntu but I'm don't know anything about switching operating systems.
Can anyone tell me how to completely wipe my computer and uninstall vista so I can install Ubuntu?
Thank you.
 

Answer:Solved: How do I wipe my computer and switch operating systems?

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Dual-boot system
Partition C:\ = Windows 10 Pro
Partition E:\ = Windows 7 Pro
Would it be possible to switch the OSs? I have applications to clone one partition to another but my concern are the already installed apps being functional. Did a Google search and all I found were changing drive letters only (Diskpart or Partition apps).

The goal would be:
Dual-boot system
Partition C:\ = Windows 7 Pro
Partition E:\ = Windows 10 Pro

Thanks

Answer:Switch Operating Systems In Dual-Boot System

What do you mean switch them ? Why do you have to switch them ?

You just set one as your default OS and use the other whenever you want to.

The OS you boot into will always be C, there`s no need to do anything, leave it alone.

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Can i use a switch instead of a router to share a cable modem connection to two people?
 

Answer:To share cable modem on a switch

hellomynameis said:



Can i use a switch instead of a router to share a cable modem connection to two people?Click to expand...

In most cases no. If your cable company assigns you two IP addresses it might be possible, but in the long run you're normally better off behind a router that does some basic firewalling (SPI even better).
 

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I'm having a bit of an issue with xcopy when using it to copy data to a share on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device.Not that I thought it could be a problem, but you'll spot that the interesting point here is that the xcopy can not be run to copy from an external (network) source to an internal hdd; instead it's copying to an external (network) source from an internal hdd.The issue.... well, the /d switch seems to be totally ignored in the following xcopy:xcopy e:\www\htdocs\*.* /S /T /E /Y /D /C l:\www\htdocs\*.*xcopy e:\www\htdocs\*.* /S /Y /D /C l:\www\htdocs\*.*Where e:\ is a local hdd and l:\ is mapped to a share on the NAS.Instead of copying to the NAS only those files that have been modified, on every occasion this xcopy command copies everything. I've never experienced this issue when the xcopy command is run to copy from the network to the local hdd.You'll note that I'm not taking in to account the achive bit here. This is for reasons similar to that explained in an article that'll you'll find if you click here.Any revelations of similar experiences and workarounds would be much appreciated. :-)

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I currently added a steam link to my network. I ran a 25ft cat6 cable through my basement into my living room to give it a wired connection(wireless wasn't cutting it). I'm currently using a Netgear R6300v1 router. Well i had an old 10/100 router(Netgear wnr2000v2) lying around and wanted to also add wired connectivity to my xbox one for streaming to Win10 devices.(same room as steam link)
I plugged the long cable from router 1 into port 1 on router 2. Disabled DHCP and set a static IP address. But i noticed a slight latency when streaming games. Nothing extreme, but more latency on top of the normal latency wasn't desired.

To the question!
I would prefer to not have to buy another networking device, so would setting up QOS on the routers maybe alleviate some latency?
Someone I work with suggested i get another router, but for the price of gigabit routers, i opted to look into switches. I was able to find gigabit switches under $20. Would a switch be better than daisy chaining routers?
Thanks for any help
 

Answer:Home Router/Switch vs router/router Latency(details inside)

I am trying to understand why you hooked up an extra device in between your main router and your XB1.

Can't you just hook up your XB1 directly to your R6300v1?
 

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hi all

after i found out that my C drive was set for share i disabled that and it looked all worked fine this way....but when i restart/start my computer its back ENabled and i donno why.

i wonder what it causes and for what purpose i have to share my C drive.

i am a single user on a home pc

i thought maybe this is because of the system or some update programs need this settings...but seen the fact that there seems to be trouble with my firewall for the second time, i wonder if it is a an intruder. the firewall is set for some programs to ASK for internet access, but it doesnt ask..programs just go on net with starting the computer like i would have set them on "remember setting"....so i wonder if there maybe spy-ware or other ugly stuff on my computer

i checked with NAV and pest patrol but both tell me my computer would be clean
 

Answer:automatic switch to share C drive by boot...spyware or system?

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when i switch on bluetooth-wifi switch my screen immediately goes off after few flickerings in my ideapad y460.When i turn-off the swith immediately am getting the screen. I saw an error message(in red color below) been logged in EventLogger. The ReadyComm.DirectRouter service failed to start due to the following error:The system cannot find the file specified. In windows services panel the ReadyComm.DirectRouter  service pointing to C:\windows\System32\IgrsSvcs.exe -k IgrsSvcs. the IgrsSvcs.exe is not the location instead it is available in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\IgrsSvcs.exe. because of this problem, iam not able to connect my mobile through bluetooth. am not sure whether it is hardware or any  driver problem   

Answer:when switch on bluetooth-wifi switch my screen immediately goes off after few flickering in my y460

remove readycomm application, it's useless.

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I have Windows 7 Professional on my PC. In the first load I had, the PC should automatically detect if the LAN cable was plugged in, turn off the wireless radio, and change the network icon in the right bottom corner to reflect the cable was now in use.
Unfortunately, I had to reload my PC, and since then I can't get it to do it again.
So, what I'd like to achieve is this: Have Windows automatically detect when the cable is plugged in, turn of the wireless radio, and change the network icon in the right bottom corner to reflect the cable is in use - and, obviously, vice versa.
Can someone tell me what I need to do, please?

Answer:Have Windows 7 automatically switch to LAN when cable is plugged in and switch to wireless when it's removed

Hi,
There are two methods can help you.
1. Go to <Network and Sharing><Change Adapter Settings> and right click your wired and wireless adapters one at a time to change the properties. Select IPv4, click <Properties>
then click <Advanced>. For each one, clear the "Automatic metric" check box and assign the metric value manually. Setting your wired adapter?s metric value lower than wireless adapter one, such as ?1? for wired adapter and ?2? for wired adapter.

2. Go to <Network and Sharing><Change Adapter Settings>,
hold down 'alt' to bring up the "File" menu, select "Advanced", select
"Advanced Settings" from the dropdown menu, adjust the priority of your wired adapter higher than your wireless adapter in the "Advanced Settings" window under the "Adapters and Bindings" tab.
Hope this helps.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I just got an alienware 13 r3 laptop w/ win 10 pro pre-installed. The hard drive is one 500gb ssd drive. I wanted to partition the drive so that my OS was on a 140gb partition, and then the remaining volume for a media drive.

I wasn't able to shrink the original install volume down enough so I had to do a clean install. I used the media creation tool to create a bootable usb drive. The usb drive was bootable and setup would load but at the media selection page there were no drives visible.

After some research and whatnot I was able to determine that disabling Secure Boot and switching the sata mode to AHCI from RAID did the trick. I was able to re-partition and install win 10 pro.

I have turned Secure Boot back on and I got a warning when I made the change do but the system still boots fine. I haven't changed the sata mode back to RAID because I get a similar warning message and I'm not sure if it will have any effect.

Do I need to? Does it matter? Will it cause a problem? It's a laptop with one drive, does raid even matter in that situation?
This is for UEFI boot systems not legacy BIOS but it may still apply. I don't know.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Had to Switch to AHCI to Do Clean Install/Re-partition, Switch Back?

I don't see any reason to use RAID if it has only one drive. Maybe I am missing something, though. I would leave it on AHCI.

The way you would change it, though, would be to boot into Windows in safe mode. Delete the device manager entry from the AHCI drive controller. Reboot the computer into UEFI settings and change the mode to RAID. Reboot the computer back into Windows safe mode. Turn off safe mode, reboot the computer back into normal Windows and hope for the best.

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I am not sure what happened here but I have been using Local User to sign in for a couple of years since I installed Windows 10 but suddenly after a reboot, I am now forced to use MS account login. Note, for my initial install, I did use a MS account but then I did not like it and was able to change it to Local user and was using that ever since.

I have searched for solutions but can not find anything that works. Trying to change it directly via the settings/account results in:
Error code (0x80004005) and message: "We're sorry, but something went wrong. Your Microsoft Account wasn't changed to a local account."

I have also tried adding another 'family member' account and get this error:
"We couldn't connect to Microsoft family right now, so your family on this device might not be up to date."
Clicking on add a family member at this point anyway, opens a box that says 'Something went wrong'.

Any solutions that I did try from other sources have not helped.

Does anyone have any idea if this suddenly came with a Windows update, or something I did to myself? Any armstrong ways to fix this and get back to a Local User for sign on to Windows?

Thanks,
Larry

Answer:Sudden switch from Local User to MS account - can not switch back

lrw said:

I am not sure what happened here but I have been using Local User to sign in for a couple of years since I installed Windows 10 but suddenly after a reboot, I am now forced to use MS account login. Note, for my initial install, I did use a MS account but then I did not like it and was able to change it to Local user and was using that ever since.

I have searched for solutions but can not find anything that works. Trying to change it directly via the settings/account results in:
Error code (0x80004005) and message: "We're sorry, but something went wrong. Your Microsoft Account wasn't changed to a local account."

I have also tried adding another 'family member' account and get this error:
"We couldn't connect to Microsoft family right now, so your family on this device might not be up to date."
Clicking on add a family member at this point anyway, opens a box that says 'Something went wrong'.

Any solutions that I did try from other sources have not helped.

Does anyone have any idea if this suddenly came with a Windows update, or something I did to myself? Any armstrong ways to fix this and get back to a Local User for sign on to Windows?

Thanks,
Larry



Hi Larry and welcome to Tenforums.
MS servers were having problems today; probably why you got those errors.
Please try now - everything seems to be back in working order.
Switch to Local Account in Windows 10
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Hi, I have a Lenovo t420s with dualboot win7 and Ubuntu. I never had any problems until now and could switch on/off my wireless and bluetooth connections via the Hardware Switch (right bottom left of the notebook) or via FN + F5. However, without any specific reason the wireless and bluetooth was switched off and the the system tells me that I have to switch on WIFI via the Wireless Radio Switch. However, although I can move it, it doesn't make any difference for the Switch. I tried to reset the BIOS to Default and changed the network settings, and also rebooted several times. I won't work with any of the two systems. Any advice would be greatly welcomed!!! Any suggestions?  Thanky so much! Best, Ernest













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Answer:t420s wireless radio switch doesn't switch on / broken

Welcome to the forum.
 
It's possible that the switch is broken. IIRC the switch is installed on a small circuit board that connects via a ribbon cable. It's also possible that this cable is not making good contact. I would suggest that you examine the switch and board for these sorts of issues. 
 
You can get detailed instructions for opening up the T420s and locating components in the Hardware and Maintenance Manual.

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I am trying to get ride of my satellite modem with a cable modem. The satellite modem is actually on cards inside my Dell. Anyway, I have an the satellite modem, a WinXP, and a 98SE networking fine through a Kingston KWS800/WG switch. I simple unplug the RJ45 from the satellite modem and plug in the cable modem -- then things get nasty. The XP can surf the net through the cable modem but now cannot see (or find) the 98SE system. If I unplug the cable modem and wait a few moments, then the XP and 98SE are able to communicate.
Any ideas how to remedy this awful mess?
 

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hi all,

system gets hang, pc configuration is intel 865bgf motherboard with PIV 3ghz ht processor with 80 gb samsung hdd and 266 mb ddr i reinstalled the operating system (xp pro) changed smps and changed 256 ddr but the problem still continues, when the system gets hang i am not able to use my keyboard or mouse i have to restart the system , please help me and also i have to know weather is this the hardware issue or the software issue, and also i am facing same problem with same configuration with the other customer pc .
warm regards,
pradeep
 

Answer:system gets hang (it freezes) only option is to switch off and switch on

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We have 3 16 port switches connected to our router. Everything has been in place and working well since last May.
Beginning this week, as soon as one employee arrives and turns on his pc, every pc on that switch loses internet access. Not network access - can still see other pc's - just no internet.

The pc causing the problems is the oldest on our network, but it is running Win10 like the others. When I check the stats on the router for his IP address, his has the highest transmission numbers.

We are scheduled to replace that pc within the next 2 weeks, but is there something I can/should look at doing in the mean time?
 

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One question I need to know

If you go from DSL modem to Router then Router to switch
my question is then
If I wanted to hook another mini linksys switch into the bigger switch would you run the cat5e cable from the first switch to a reg port in the second switch or would you run it to the uplink port and then hook the 1 or 2 computers into the reg ports of the second switch.??
 

Answer:Solved: Windows xp-question of hookup switch to switch?

Obviously, run it to the uplink port if available.
 

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I've currently got a router setup with a 10/100 card as the external NIC, and an Intel 10/100/1000 card as the internal NIC, and am running a pure Gigabit network (through a Dell Powerconnect 2608). Yes, I know, without jumbo frames the performance won't be nearly as good, but I got all of the hardware cheap, so isn't a big deal, and I do do very large file transfers regularly between my file server and desktop.

I've also got a Linksys WRT54g right now that I want to setup as a WAP/switch, ignore it's routing capabilities. If I were to plug the WRT54g into my gigabit switch, and have my Xbox and wireless laptop running off of it, would it adversely effect the gigabit network? I know in wireless networking, having an 802.11b card hooked up to an 802.11b/g network will force all clients down to 802.11b- will the same happen here? Will my gigabit clients be forced down to 100mbit, or will they still run at gigabit speeds to each other, just not to the 100mbit clients?
 

Answer:Plugging 100mbit switch into gigabit switch effects?

mpeg4v3, it shouldn't affect gigabit-to-gigabit traffic, only traffic going between the router and the gigabit clients won't be at gigabit speeds. Think in terms of 10/100 switches. Plugging in one 10 Mbit client isn't going to force the whole 10/100 network to 10 Mbit, only that port.

And your statement about mixing 802.11g and 802.11b clients isn't necessarily true. 802.11g clients connected to a 802.11g access point with 802.11b clients also present may experience some degredation, but the typically the whole network doesn't slow down to 802.11b speeds. mixing b and g client
 

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I just noticed recently that when I tried to switch from from the Intel Graphics to the Nvidia card, the light didn't come on. Also I don't know if its related, but there is a weird slowness overall with the computer. Everything seems clean and ok. However I thought it be odd the the switch isn't working any longer and I can't access the Nvidia options either because it isn't connected according to the device manager. I can't find any related issue so I decided to post. Any thoughts or recommendations? Thank you for your help.

Answer:Y570 Not able to switch from Intel to nvidia. Switch not working.

I would get it to service if you still have warranty and don't want to possibly void it. Does the silver switch button jump back to its place when you press it? Or does it feel like it hasn't got a spring to push it back?

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Hi Everyone

I have a Toshiba Satellite P200 and there is a problem with the Display , it works and it does not work .

I have done some checks ,the backlight is on , and it works ok with a second monitor .

The question I really want to ask is , where is the switch or contact on the Lid or body of the Laptop that shuts down the screen when I close the Lid?

I have the Laptop stripped down and I can not see anywhere , where there is some sort of contact mechanical or magnetic between the Lid and Palm rest .

I thought that there me have been something where the Lid Latches close but can not see anything around there .

I know there must be something that puts the laptop into Hibernate when I close the Lid , but where is the sensor or whatever located .

cheers

spike

Answer:Satellite P200- where is the switch that makes display to switch off?

I think the sensor is part of the motherboard but cannot say exactly where it could be located.
But as far as I know the JP9 connector (40pin) is used to connect the display.

However, in my personal opinion its not a sensor issue?
If something is wrong with display, you might need to replace either, LCD panel, FL inverter or should check the connection from display to motherboard

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I am trying to accomplish this:




That is, I have an existing network connecting an office to a colo to the internet. I have a range of public IP addresses assigned to the public interface of a firewall.

I am trying to set up a "public" wireless access network in our office that is completely seperate from our corporate network that we can use for consultants, iPhones, etc that cannot in any way access resources on our corporate network without using VPN.

I envision adding a second loop to our existing network that lives on a seperate VLAN on our switch at the colo that would not have access to our existing VLAN network. I would somehow pass that VLAN traffic across the gigE link to a seperate VLAN on our office switch that would connect to the WAPs of the public network.

Any idea how do do this?


I cannot figure out how to send separate VLAN traffic over the L2 point-to-point link.
 

Answer:Extend a VLAN from one switch over a layer-2 link to another switch?

agrikk said:





Any idea how do do this?
I cannot figure out how to send separate VLAN traffic over the L2 point-to-point link.Click to expand...

My first guess might have to be talking to the people providing you the l2l link between the color and the office.

Would it potentially be easier to just write acls around the "guest access" traffic since you are sharing bandwidth with your production network anyways?

EDIT:

IIRC you are using that sonicwall right? Couldn't you turn one of those ports into your guest access firewall and then do your content filtering and etc with those? Just another thought
 

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EDIT: Figured out what the matter was here: http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1040764063&postcount=7

Hello, all!

A few weeks ago, we got in a shipment of a couple of Trendnet switches to replace ones that died over the summer.

I hooked one up, absolutely no problem (this one: http://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-16-P...F8&qid=1376386527&sr=8-1&keywords=trendnet+16).

However, when I plugged the other one (http://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-Unma...TF8&qid=1376386720&sr=8-1&keywords=trendnet+8) into the SAME manageable Netgear GS724T V2 that the 16-port Trendnet was working fine with, it wouldn't communicate.

At the time, I didn't think much about it. I just plugged it into the 16-port Trendnet (which it communicates with fine), and went on my way.

However, tonight I have been working on setting up VLANs. All of the devices plugged into the 16-port switch need to be on one VLAN, while the 8-port Trendnet needs to be on another... Since it doesn't communicate with the Netgear (what I am using to manage VLANs), I am unable to do this directly.

Currently how I have it set up, is I took a 5-port Netgear switch we have here, and just used it as the mediator between the two switches.

Does anyone have any idea why this could be? Even for switches that it does communicate with, it takes a good 15-20 seconds before the lights come on. I'm hoping it's something I can fix locally... With the cost of shipping from here to the states, we m... Read more

Answer:Trendnet Switch Not Playing Nice With Netgear Switch

I'd get used Dell, HP. or Cisco gear off eBay before I'd buy new Trendnet, D-link, or even netgear.

Are you passing the traffic to the Trendnet tagged or untagged? If it is tagged, is it passed as a .1q trunk or simply as tagged packets?
 

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Was working fine. Put it on charger over night and now won't switch on. After pushing on button it keeps vibrating every few seconds so it must have power.

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