Lost connection between switch and hub - LED flashes every 5 secs
Upgraded my internet connection and it comes in on a wireless router. I have a CAT5 cable going to an 8 port switch and then distributed around my home. Two cables have 5 port hubs on the end; one works fine, the other doesn't. The one that doesn't has a laptop, XBox 360 and a wireless gateway. The incoming cable from the switch is connected to port 1 on the hub and the green LED flashes once every 4 or 5 seconds - it is picked up as being a network with no internet access by the laptop, which is too far from the wireless router to maintain a good steady internet connection. I'm assuming the intermittent flash means that it doesn't have a good connection, but it was fine before I upgraded the router (although before it did go into the router rather than a switch). I've tried connecting only the laptop, and eliminating the hub; connecting only the hub and laptop, but the results are the same each time. Any suggestions?
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You say you have the same problem when you connect the cable directly from router to laptop, so it apparently is not a hub problem. That leaves the router and the cable. You're fortunate in having a working system on the other port. Why not try swapping pieces to see which is the failed piece? For example, what if you swap the ports for the cables? If it's a router problem, then the "bad" cable should work when in the other port. What if you swap cables? That would reveal a bad cable. Finally, swapping computers would show a computer configuration problem, such as the connection not being set to automatic.
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You possibly have lost the IP from the router 1. if you do an "ipconfig /all at the command prompt that is bring up a DOS window a. type the command ipconfig /all b. then type the command ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew\ you should be connected again that is if you have not lost the connection with the ISP ( Internet Service Provider) 2. check the status of the main router to see this a. log into the router using 192.168.0.1
First, your router is old, go pickup a new one that supports the G standard, don't worry it will fall back to B standard or better yet get an N standard router. To setup wireless security directly connect a pc via cat5 data cable to one of the switch ports on the router (not the wan) and login to the web innerface, click the wireless tab, now look for the security or encrypted options. Most routers support WPA-2 encryption where you enter a phrase of 2 or 3 words if your router only supports web encryption go buy a new router. Save it, then go to your pc, disconnect, remove the wifi ssid from your managed wireless list refresh and search for the ssid of your wireless signal (name), now connect and the router should challenge you for your WPA pass phrase you setup in the router. Now your wifi ssid is secure and all connections will require the passphrase.
When you power up the wireless router and the LEDs are ON then the router appears to be OK and this also applies to the DSL or cable modem.
To check if the modem is configured to your ISP settings and connects to the Internet, connect the modem with a LAN cable to your laptop and check if you can connect to the Internet.
Next, the wireless router needs the wireless settings configured and then configure the wireless card in the laptop with these settings so it can communicate with the wireless router. To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps: - 1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable. 2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address. 3. Enter the router setup, login and password 4. Change the admin password 5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast. 6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA). 7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router. 8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings. 9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router. 10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly.
have you tried simply disconnecting the router from its power and data source, remove the power source from the modem, connect the router back to the modem,(with all the systems allready connected to the router), restore power to the router, then finaly restore power to the modem. after a few min the router should automatically sense multiple requests for dns and ip services and asign addressess accordingly.
If that makes no diff, watch the led light on the router that corresponds to the port that the non-functioning system is docked with. when attempting to access the internet, does the led blink? if it blinks fast and you also see that the "modem link" is flashing then there is a connection, and any lack of access to the internet has to be a firewall setting.
simply go into your router settings by typing 192.168.1.1 in your web browser and using "admin" as the username and leave the password blank(that is unless you have changed all that)
you should be able to view all the computers currently active on your network and the ip assigned to them. you may see that port 5 has been restricted, in which case the easiest way from the very beginning would have been to simply take a ball point pen and hit the reset button on the back of the router.
on the other hand, try that first then the other options above as you may save yourself lots of time and headache
The problem can be caused, because of two reasons, one the router profile on the computer has got corrupted and second the router itself. Have you tried resetting the router to factory defaults.. Caution: all wireless security settings and user name and passwords would go back to factory defaults.
1.Disconnect all cable from the back of the router.
2. Shut down your computer and the DSL box
3.Press the reset button, using a paper clip at the back of the router.Keep it pressed for 5 seconds
4. Disconnect the power cord to the router
5. Switch on the Dsl box, wait for the lights to stablize
6. Reconnect the interenet cable and the power cable to the router and power it on.
7 Let the lights stabalise on the router and power on the computer.
Check if that resolves the problem, if not we might need to update the router.
First, FYI, I hope you mean Switch and not Hub and I am to assume your Router's LAN ports are all in use as to why you want or need the 5 port Switch and that you have Wireless Access Points or maybe your Router is a Wireless Router.
Next, you have to connect your 5 port Switch to your Router LAN port. Next you need a Wireless Access Point device to plug into your 5 port Switch. It would be helpfull that all your devices are of the same name brand also.
Now you have a Wireless network.
put the blue cable connection with the router and cable modem first.configure wireless setup.put the desktop rj45 connection to a free router rj45port.As u are getting internet on wireless check the desktop ip configuration.obtain auto ip configuration should be clicked.