Linksy's Etherfast 10/100 5-Port WorkGroup Switch?

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  1. Devin
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    If you can help thanks. Well, I bought one of these, hoping that I could connect my computer, and XBOX 360 to the internet at the same time. Here's what I'm trying to do.....

    I have a router, that uses a standard TV coax cable. (I have Comcast internet) So, basically you connect the coax cable, to the router, and it the outputs a internet connection, via ethernet cable. I'm trying to connect, the router to the Workgroup switch, and then connect the XBOX 360, and my PC to the workgroup switch as well.

    Is this possible? I've tried it, and it's either the XBOX 360, get the internet connection, and the PC doesn't, and vice versa. Any help?
     
  2. Scorpei

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    Shouldn;t be a problem, hooking up the router/internet rj45 to the uplink port and the PC and xbox to the other ethernet ports should share the internet connection (assuming it is a gateway/router).
     
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    You might need to change some settings in the switch/router (I dont mean your motorola device)
     
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    @Scorpei,

    perfect picture. [​IMG]

    I have a setup that is similar. My ATT Uverse has a built in gateway(router), so the ATT modem serves as a router. And I have a powerline ehternet adapter (ethernet thru powerline) going from the router to my upstairs. upstairs, the powerline adapter is hooked up to a switch, that gives internet to my xbox, tv, and computer.

    so your setup should definitely work.
     
  6. Devin
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    Meh.....

    Can one of you link me to how I would change the settings? I bought it used, and it came with no installation disc. I searched the Linksy's webpage, and still nothing. Oh, and which port it the WLAN port? All I have is....

    Port's 1,2,3,4,5, and Uplink.
     
  7. KDH

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    Uplink is the WAN port.

    As for how to change settings, you need to know the switch's IP address. That could be tricky; since you bought it second hand, it might have been changed. Here are a couple of way to find it:

    > There is a way in Windows (XP, Vista, and 7) to show web configurable devices in Network Places, but I can't remember how to do it.

    > If you use Linux/Mac OS X you can use traceroute to find it.

    You'll need to hook it up and get an internet connection on your PC (through the switch) for either method to work.
     
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    [​IMG] I'm using a Windows PC running Windows XP.
     
  9. Wabsta

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    You're trying to use a router and a router..
    Yea, I know it says switch, but it's just some router:
    And that's just not gonna work.

    Unless you disable DHCP on the second router.
    That's prolly gonna be the solution to ur problem.
     
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    You have a workgroup switch there, not a second router as other seem to think.

    If only one device gets a valid IP address when connected to the cable modem - the cable modem is set in "single user" mode (it may not be possible to change that, be a pretty crappy show if that's the case though) - you need to get into the cable modem and change that to multiuser mode so it allocates IP addresses to multiple devices simultaneously.
     
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    He indeed seems to have a switch rather then a router (missed that bit [​IMG]). What if he just sets up static IPs?
     
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    Probably work for local communication but not for internet - usually when devices like that are in single user mode they just "clone" the external address to the internal device (since there's no other device there's no need for NAT...).

    If the OP can get in to the web interface of the cable modem, the setting is usually blindingly obvious. If not then the right solution is to get a router (then the external IP will be cloned on to the WAN interface of the router and the router will act exactly as we all expect)