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I just bought a netgear switch 5 port 1 gbps and installed it to the router. i am able to get one computer which was already one the router to work however the other two i have connected will not connect to the internet. I get limited or no connectivity and i am unable to renew the IP add. to try and troubleshoot this problem. I would think if it was the switch no comp. would connect...Any ideas..Ps. i have also pinged the comps and they are fine??????

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  • sean_belk Jan 08, 2009

    Well i figured i had an address issue however i am really not that ip literate LMAO. I only knew to check the ping as i have had tech support with cable modem before. i will try this with the ip address however i am unsure what to do if they do not match as generally windows can repair connection issues with this type of problem. The switch i am using is only a 5 port net gear 1gb switch it will not assign only clone the same ip the router is putting out rite? Is ther an easy way to fix DHCP issues without sitting on the phone witing for netgear for half the day??? LOL and ty for any help i greatly appreciate it.

  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    If you can't release and renew the IP address, it means the router does not give out DHCP or you are not using DHCP. When you PING the other computers, are you in the same domain (ie 192.168.1.2....255)?



    Get the IP address of the first computer that works, unplug it, plug in a second computer alone and get it's IP address. If it's not similar, you have DHCP issues. But you probably knew that :-)

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You should have DHCP enaibled

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