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Network switch faulty?

Q: Network switch faulty?

i have a tp-link 5-port switch which has worked without a hitch for about 2 years. now there are issues - sometimes i cannot get a network connection. if i power the switch down then up again, a good connection is restored.

the set up is like this:
dsl router direct to 2 computers and the switch, then two other computers and a printer through the switch.
i have recently done a major hardware upgrade to the two machines connected to the switch, but they are both running xp as before.

can these switches develop faults?
is it on OS problem?
it happens even with only one of the computers on the switch running

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A: Network switch faulty?

yes, a switch can fail just like any other active component. I lost one port on mine but had a vacant slot so I just moved the cable to the vacant position.

fyi: the DSL Router ---> Switch is just fine, but be aware that the DHCP service of the Router is providing all the TCP/IP configuration data, even to the systems attached to the switch.

Your test for correct configuration is to run IPCONFIG /ALL on a working system and
then compare that to the results on a failing system.
Usually, it is obvious on the failing systems that the configuration is not correct.
It is possible however, that the failing system is configured correctly but still fails.

see Basic Networking for descrete testing of connectivity
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Hi from sevenforums,
Your NAS isn't included in the homegroup. Your NAS can be the file sharer as it is.

To setup homegroup chose the laptop and join using the desktop.

Leave the Homegroup:
Leave a homegroup

Set on all computer to Home Networks see below:
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Create a homegroup on laptop:
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Quote: Originally Posted by Shawzborne


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Network Map Image Below:


A:Network Switch Problem

Quote: Originally Posted by GradyPreece


Can someone please tell me why the Switch is not appearing next to the Xbox 360 and Family-PC like the first two pc's.

Network Map Image Below:


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A:Home Network Switch

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A:Network map shows switch that does not exist

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A:Need A Network Diagram For 3 switch and One Router.

sam_0056 said:

Hi All,

I am working in a small company.Now we need to establish a LAN connection,We have 3 switch (2 normal and 1 UPlink).40 PC and a router which is dirctly connected to the ISP.So for that i need a network diagram.Also i was face a problem that some system shows 10 mbps and other shows 100 mbs.The Auto Detect feature dose not work for some system.

Plz help the same.Click to expand...

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A:Network/Homegroup problems with new switch

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Maybe the info in this tutorial will help:
Unidentified Networks - Set as Private or Public
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i'm trying to connect my two computers to each other using the ethernet switch i already have to connect them to the internet. i've looked all over but i can't find a relevant guide/tutorial.

A:two computer network with ethernet switch

Is it a switch, or a router?
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I would like to confirm that the settings I have are correct for a second managed switch I am adding to my network. DHCP I have disabled, IP address I have found one on the network unused (, subnet mask is The only thing I'm not sure about is the default gateway setting - what should this be?

A:Configuring second managed switch on network

Default gateway should be the LAN IP address of the router you use to go to the Net, IE the one connected to your modem and or LAN IP address of a Modem/Router combo box.

But if you are disabling the DHCP server in a managed switch you are basically turning that managed switch into a dumb switch just like any other. Well not like any other Dumb switch.
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Would like to wire a residential high rise such that residents could split internet bill.

What would be the ideal design for such network:
1. Allow each unit to choose to be provider or consumer through the shared network, thus the case that two units wants to offer sevices of different providers with different last mile medium i.e. cable vs dsl vs fibre
2. Allow each unit how to connect to the shared network i.e. wifi vs ethernet
3. Minimize config change (both in-unit and outside of unit) per provider and consumer change
4. Provide fair dealing policies in terms of available network performance and fully utilize the max performance of each mult-wan links; ability to cut off a WAN when usage cap is reached.
5. Preserve identify such that ISP cannot detect the high number of connected devices or usage and attacks on vulnerabilities.
6. Allow future expansion possibilities to support smart condo and occupant sensing technologies available requiring digital networks.

A:Network Switch to Handle Multi-Wan?

this looks an awful lot like homework
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I have a new Siemens router and have set up my old LinkSys router as a switch (set DNS outside the IP range of the primary router, disabled DHCP server, connect LAN to LAN port).

The SSIDs are still different. As a result each device now sees 2 networks and although internet GW is available from either connection, not al resources are shared across the network. There is one driveshare (with wired connection to the secondary switch) which cannot be seen by some of the wireless resources on the same secondary network.

1. How can I set up the NW config such that it is seen and behaves like one physical network, anbd roaming devices pick up the signal from the strongest access point?

2. How can I share resources across the entire network?

A:using router as switch to extend network

Set your second Linksys WAN IP address to be part of the siemons network address range and do port forwarding from the WAN to LAN ports for all traffic.
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Let's say I have no router or DHCP server on the network. All I have is a switch on a closed LAN. No access to the internet is wanted. Let's say I manually assign IP addresses to all computers.

To be clear, there is no router, just a switch.

Will this work for file and printer sharing?

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Hello I am trying to setup a simple network of Win XP pro machines desktops laptops each having network cards of these except one desktop that needs shielding from the internet the bad bad outside world have one of their NICs connected to the ISP provided jacks which mite be going to the building hub or router I have connected the nd NICs of all PCs to a Gigabit switch for internal faster data transfer network I have set them with private IPs x and subnet - Network switch one Setup Dual with and a fake gateway and no DNS names I have set them up in the same workgroup Surfers for windows I do have shared files and folders on each m c Dual Network Setup - one with switch My issues are the PC fails to make a connection at times makes a quot limited or no connectivity quot connection at times when it does have a gbps connection it does not show up the other PCs in the workgroup in the Windows Explorer What am I doing wrong Is there another solution Is there another way of viewing the shared files Thank you all in advance Regards unicorn nbsp

A:Dual Network Setup - one with switch

Quite frankly, I'd just connect a single NIC to a common gigabit switch and then run a line from that switch to the broadband router. That's how I run my network, and I have gigabit for all the machines on the LAN.
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Hi guys,

I setup an VM Esi Server, and setup the 2x physical adapters for network teaming. I understand i also have to do this on the cisco switches (2960g). Does this config seem correct?

SwitchA - 2960G
interface GigabitEthernet0/5
description EsxiServer
switchport access vlan 200
switchport mode access
spanning-tree portfast
not shut

SwitchB - 2960G
interface GigabitEthernet0/6
description EsxiServer
switchport access vlan 200
switchport mode access
spanning-tree portfast
no shut

thanks heaps for all your input very much appreciated

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I have two wireless routers set up in my home running on different SSIDs. How do i configure the network connections so that it automatically connects to the one with the strongest signal (which depends on where I'm using the laptop)?? When i use the same ssid on both routers it doesn't seem to siwtch to strongest signal. One other bit of info -- one access point is 2.4ghz wireless G the other is a dual band (2.4 and 5ghz) wireless N.

A:Seamlessly Switch to best Network Connection

That's the difference between consumer-grade wifi equipment and the premium stuff which costs big bikkies. The latter can seamlessly "roam" when a user moves through an office building with her laptop, always establishing an association between the wireless NIC and the WAP with the currently strongest signal.

What you want is probably impractical unless your wifi NIC drivers export "accessor" functions which would allow your code to poll for or subscribe to events corresponding to significant signal strength changes. Then you'd have to code the solution yourself (unless the NIC manufacturer already provides a utility or sample code), and that would be far from a trivial exercise.
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Machine is Dell Inspiron 530
windows vista.

i cannot get on any network. command prompt just tells me a bogus ip

when i go to the network setting it just keeps saying "identifying" can see anything on the net work. cant ping anything and when ever i try to enable network discovery and switch to private network just give me an error message saying "request is not supported" .

the machine was infected with "open could security" fake anti spyware program and was removed. used MW bytes and Super Anti. didn't find anything, also used HJT to make sure no process' were running that shouldn't be.

made sure the services that were suppose to be running. only one particular one would not start it was called "server" just kept saying it was stopped because it was not being used?


any feed back would be appropriated

A:[SOLVED] Cannot Switch to private network

Hello Rotary_Bunta,

Are you trying to connect via a Wired network or a Wireless one?
A 169-adress (In a normal network) is Windows self-generated IP adress and is not usable for LAN/WAN's. So there's definately something wrong there.

Please have a look at the Network card drivers, make sure they're up to date.
Go to the device manager (Start > Search > "devmgmt.msc" > ENTER) and Maximize the Window, and take a printscreen of that view. highligt the network card.

Also extract an IPCONFIG report and attach it to your next reply:
Go to Start > Search.
Type "cmd" > Rightclick "cmd.exe" > Run as administrator.
Type the following command: ipconfig /all > C:\ipconfig.txt > Hit ENTER.

Thread is moved to Networking.
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I installed a qwest DSL modem. Ran a 25 foot cat 5 to another room. Connection speed is fine straight from the line. I plug it into a 10/100 switch and loose all speed. I connected two computer to the switch and they ping each other just fine. So the switch is fine, the line to the switch is fine. Why am I not getting the connection speed to the computers on the home network? Not even one at a time....

thanks for helping!

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I have an office addition in which I ve extended the network connection from the wall by adding a port Linksys workgroup switch This was done so two salespeople could share one ethernet wall connection They ve been complaining about internet speeds so I did some tests Replaced the Linksys workgroup switch with a higher end port switch we had on hand from Allied Telesis an AT-GS Resulted in no change in speed on the two user computers one desktop one laptop both seeing avg of Mbps However when using Solved: slows Network a when down switch! I connect my laptop the speeds were twice as fast Mpbs vs I looked at the NIC configurations to compare settings and we all had the same settings When I eliminate the switches altogether and hook the user s computers directly to the wall connection the speeds are as promised by our ISP Mbps Is there something I need to configure in these switches to speed them up I don t think it s possible to manage the Linksys Is my only option at this point to pay for another ethernet re-wire so each of them can connect directly via the wall and eliminate the switches Not really knowledgable about switches so any insight would be appreciated Thank you nbsp

A:Solved: Network slows down when using a switch!

Wow, since the response was so "overwhelming", I have to assume that no one knew an answer. While reading about network switches, most information seemed to claim that network switches should not cause any noticeable delays "if configured properly". Since my workgroup switch was an unmanaged switch, I guess I'll never know what was configured wrong. I was able to get resolution by taking a network hub into the office and swapping out the workgroup switch with the hub. Right away the speed test showed network speeds more in line with what we were promised from our ISP (14-15 Mbps down). Bottom line: yes, the switch was slowing the network down. I fixed the problem by replacing it with a simple network hub.
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So i downloaded LogMeIn Hamachi and accidentally put it onto private network, so now everytime the program is working i cannot connect to the internet outside of the hamachi connections. Now i can switch my Wi-fi connection to to public/private by clicking networks, right clicing the one i want to change and clicking turn sharing on/off. But hamachi is not in this list, it is in the network and sharing network centre, were i cannot find how to switch it to public.

A:Need to switch external program to public network.

Basically you just need to turn off sharing for the network and that will turn it into a Public network. The tutorial in the link explains how. I'm not sure how it works for Hamachi but previous versions were having problems with Windows 8.

Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8

Using the latest version of Hamachi and following the directions in the link below for setting up Hamachi on Windows 8 may help.

How to get games to work with Hamachi on Windows 8 | Wiretuts
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Hi I think I know what I want but I just wanted to check before I splashed the cash and made the wrong choice I have a Humax Freesat recorder and a Panasonic Blu-Ray player Both of which have services that need internet access but neither are WIFI Network Switch Access WIFI with Point enabled amp are the wrong side of the room to be connected via cabled ethernet I believe that what I need is to wireless access point I d like one with a built in switch as well as most seem to only come with only one port The one I found has four which would be useful as I could replace the poor wireless Xbox dongle The one I was looking at was http www amazon co uk gp product B JV A sr - qid WIFI Network Access Point with Switch ref olp WIFI Network Access Point with Switch product details ie UTF amp me amp qid amp sr - amp seller This seems very cheap Can anyone tell me if this will do what I want amp whether there is anything better without spending a fortune Many thanks in advance Tom nbsp

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Hello all basically i for home What CCNA Router/Switch and network have a simple question for u network gurus Currently am looking into buying a router not What Router/Switch for home network and CCNA wireless atleast not necessary if for the same price then why not for my home network since my old one died somehow probably cause of heavy traffic up down Now the problem is that i also plan to take the CCNA exam in the near future and hence i thought it would be better to get from now the equipment to start practicing oncetwice a week The only thing that dissapoints me on the whole process is that they can become quite expensive and i was not planning to give more than used on ebay The only requirements i have is that the router switch is operating to atleast Mbit prefferably Gbit but What Router/Switch for home network and CCNA i doubt i ll get this at the price am asking beying cisco aswell which can become very expensive If one can recommend either a a decent router on its own like netgear usrobotics cisco for my home network only so i can connect all of my systems b or a router and switch hub for use on the home network as the primary network components and for studying practicing towards CCNA basically all the router models and details get my head boggling and to identify a good model will take me sometime and i wanted to get this in the next hours for instance on a setup i am after i would wont both router and switch to be Mbit and not only the switch as i would want to keep the router for a number of years possibly yes i know am cheap thanks guys What Router/Switch for home network and CCNA hope for some positive response babaye ps using ntl cable at the moment so not necessary to be with adsl port like modem and stuff nbsp

A:What Router/Switch for home network and CCNA

First, the top-end stuff would really be neat, but features come at a price, so
most commercial routers are eliminated.

review this post for some ideas.

Personally, I've been using a Netgear 4-port for several years and it's been
a faithful servant

Don't get confused re router vs switch/hub. The router is at the top of the list.
A switch(preferred) or hub can then be attached to the router to make more
connections available.
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I have Network switch unknown overview shows a small home network PCs and a laptop These are all with a single cable connected to my router The wireless signal I use Network overview shows unknown switch just to be able to home with my tablet on the internet and GSM My modem Eurodoc is a wireless modem with router An all-in-one device Telenet When I ask a view of my network I see a switch wich wasn't there before Compal Broadband Networks Inc CH The MAC address of this is almost exactly the same as the MAC Network overview shows unknown switch address of my router only the last digit symbol is different I found this odd When I contact my provider Telenet they say I do have no switch I find it very strange that in my statement still spot a switch which also has almost the same MAC address as my router Further I see on my list APs WAP while I have no additional access points in the home I suspect that in my list are the details of my neighbors Can anyone give me some clarity here Infected with virus Network hacked Is there someone messing with my network Can I remove the switch My PC ASUS and Compaq OS on both Windows Ultimate
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I have a discrete Bigfoot Networks Killer NIC installed which I have been using for my internet access My motherboard also has easily switch to How NIC to from network onboard adapter? a built-in Intel network adapter and I was going to switch to using that so that I can remove the NIC and use that PCIe slot for a different card Before doing this I was just testing that the onboard network adapter would work since How to easily switch from NIC to onboard network adapter? I had never really used it before I found that it does work BUT when Windows How to easily switch from NIC to onboard network adapter? starts up with the Intel adapter enabled and the Bigfoot disabled it searches quot Unidentified network quot for internet connectivity for about a minute before giving up Then when I open the quot Network and Sharing Center quot it adds a quot Network quot and finds the internet connection So while it works in this configuration there is significant quot down time quot at Windows start-up before one is online I noticed that if I open the Network and How to easily switch from NIC to onboard network adapter? Sharing Center immediately after start-up quot Network quot is not even listed It is only after Windows exhaustively searches quot Unidentified network quot for connectivity that it adds quot Network quot to the list of active networks and finds the internet connection When I run my connection through the Bigfoot Networks NIC I noticed that my internet access is still shown as being through quot Network quot in the Network and Sharing Center Only it is listed immediately as for some reason Windows apparently defaults to this when I connect through the NIC To complicate matters I have VMWare Workstation installed and it has several virtual network adapters installed under the quot Unidentified Network quot I don't want to disrupt those for the virtual machines I have installed I don't think they should really matter as the outside connections of my host machine should be transparent to VMWare i e it shouldn't make any difference to VMware whether my external internet connection is through a NIC or an onboard network adapter I just don't want to delete the quot Unidentified Network quot because it contains the virtual network adapters All of that said is there a way to set quot Network quot as the default so that Windows finds it right away as it does when I run my connection through the Bigfoot Networks NIC Thanks

A:How to easily switch from NIC to onboard network adapter?

Do you by any chance have a checkmark in the second option on the attached pic?
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I recently noticed that Event Viewer shows a warning that "The driver \Driver\VSMMP failed to load for the device ROOT\VSM_MP\0000. Device Manager shows a yellow triangle for MS Hyper-V Network Switch Default Miniport. Clicking on it shows error 39.

I have tried to uninstall it in order to reinstall it, but it won't uninstall. I have no idea what this switch does or how the failure to load this driver may or may not affect my network. I am running Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit). Searches show others have reported similar problems, but I have not found a fiix. Any help would be appreciated.
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please help!

i have three computers all connected using a hub. but due to an increase in the size of the files being transfered from one unit to another i decided to change my old 10baseT hub into a 10/100 Mbps switch.

my problem is that when i change my hub to a switch my three computers could not communicate with each other. but when i installed back the hub they can communicate again. i dont know whats wrong. please help me!

i dont have a server. all my three computers are running on windows 98se.

nic = cnet pro200wl
hub = cnet cn8800tpc
switch = d-link des-1008d

network config:
client for windows networking
tcp/ip (manually configured ip address using 192.168.X.X ranges / subnet mask
file and print sharing

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hi guys,
i need help trying to make a network with 2 PCs using a dlink 5 port switch.
one of the PC is having a WiFi card as well. i want to create a wired network between PCs and using a straight through cable. even though i disable the WiFi card and assign the static IPs to both system but not able to ping between them. and i want to share internet on other PC through first PC WiFi card.
and both the PCs are on same work group.

am i missing something or doing wrong something and drivers for the cards are installed on both the pc.

any help appreciated.

A:need help for setting a network using dlink 5 port switch.

Are you using a router anywhere? If so why not just use dhcp.

Provide ipconfig /all command outputs.

Open start menu
In seach type cmd, press enter
In command prompt type ipconfig /all

Do that on each pc.
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I am trying to understand what are the advantages of having a managed network switch versus an unmanaged network switch ?


A:managed network switch versus unmanged

Managed switches provide the ability to set up things like VLANs, QoS, ACLs, LAG groups, etc, etc. Higher level managed switches like layer 3 switches provide the ability to route traffic. There are other features that allow better administration of your network such as peering into the switch's ARP table adn examining the state of a port just to name a couple.
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Setting up a network WITHOUT a router or Switch, just a dumb hub.

I know it is possible to setup one system as a server and go without a router, just wondering what software I need to make it an easier process.

I would like a small inefficient network made using a simple hub and one system set as server, I will be running Windows 9x on most of the clients.

Thanx for any info

A:Setting up a network WITHOUT a router or Switch, just a dumb hub

make sure all PC's use the same workgroup.. Then set the ip's of each machine as,,, etc ; and the subnet as

Then make sure file and printer sharing is installed.. Then just right click on the drives/folders/printers you wish to share, and share the drives/folders/printers..

If your using win2000 or xp as a PC with resources to share, you'll have to set up accounts for each user using thier login and passwords.. And don't forget to set up or disable your firewalls..
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Hello friends, I am having a strange problem with my home network.

I have a my HTPC plugged into a 5-port switch along with my Xbox 360, PS3, and U-Verse TV box. Naturally, all 5 ports are being used with line 1 going into my router. There are 3 other computers in my house plugged directly into my router.

My problem is that my network ceases to work whenever I plug in the switch. I am neither able to access the internet or view any other computer on my network for file/printer sharing. Running ipconfig shows that I have no LAN/internet connection. If I unplug the switch and plug in the components individually, then everything works normally.

I have tried 3 different switches but I am getting the same result. It is very inconvenient to have to manually unplug and plug in my various game consoles and TV box in order to enable them to access the internet.

Any ideas?

A:Plugging into a switch disables my entire network

make and model could help , Is it a managed switch ?

I use an 8 port switch and I much prefer the speeds I get with everything plugged into the switch and the switch as the only thing plugged into the router.
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This is new problem for me. I have a network which was recently switched from dsl to comcast. The default network is The dhcp is working with the 5 or 6 installed pc's. All pc's are running xp professional. I inserted the dlink 4 port switch to add a new port by inserting it between the router and a pc. The result is that all pc's connected to that switch pick up an address in the 169.x.x network.

I tried the switch on my other dsl based network (192.168.1.x) and it works fine, simply adding more ports. Why is the switch not simply operating in pass-through mode?

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I have an RJ45 cable run from my router to my component cabinet in the living room. The modem hooks into the router and then I have the four connections on it going out to two computers, a wireless router and of course the one connection to the component cabinet. I had a networked DVD player hooked to that RJ45 to access my computer's hard drive, but now I need to put an IR receiver in their so I can control my computer with my Universal Remote:

The question is do I need a router or will just a switch like this

work? I was thnking the switch is all I need since the router is necessary only for sharing an Internet connection, correct? What's the difference?