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Can't get two computes to run internet at the same time

I purchased a Linksys 10/100 5-port workgroup switch EZXS55W. How do I get both systems connected to the internet at the same time?

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  • Lyle swartout Feb 06, 2009

    my problem is similar other than i am trying to connect an xbox and a computer but can only run one at a time and thats only after i restart computer or if i want xbox live i need to reset switch box & modem

  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer May 11, 2010

    You bought the wrong hardware. What you need is a router, not a switch. A switch will connect all the computers together whereas a router does that and connects them all to the internet.

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Hi,
If you login to your router and make sure DCHP is enabled, and then go to Services (services.msc) on your computers and make sure that the DCHP Client is running, it'll automatically assign IP addresses for your computers and they'll both connect okay.

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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This is a wired network switch your inquiring about. Is this plugged into a wireless router?

If so what brand is the router.

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