Question about Dell PowerConnect 2016 (pct2016) Networking Switch

1 Answer

Network my desktop with my laptop

I would like to set up my desktop and my laptop to network together.
I have a Dell power connect 2016 that I used once years ago (way before huge external hard drives) to transfer all the data from one pc to a nother years ago during an upgrade. I now use a laptop on the road and would like to create a home network to sink the two copmuters when home. I thought it would be just plug and play so to speak, hovever it seems there is more to it than just plugging the 2 computors into the power conect and hitting enter.
Any help will be appreicate,
mpiguy

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 60 Answers

Internet -> Port 1 or 16 ComputerA -> Port 2 ComputerB -> Port 3
I say port 1 or 16 because on older equipment there is an uplink port that is usually either the lowest or highest port number depending on the manufacturer. Set both computers IP addresses to use DHCP in this scenario. If you aren't connecting to the internet, both computers need to have their ip address set manually to a number in the same "neighborhood" (i.e. set A to 192.168.1.2 and set B to 192.168.1.3), then they will see each other.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

  • Allan Claunch
    Allan Claunch Jan 28, 2009

    P.S. If this switch is super old you may have to use a special ethernet cable called a "crossover" cable which has the wiring flipped on each end, later models introduced a button which could do the same thing with a regular cable, this button is a good indicator of whether it is port 1 or 16 because it will be located next to that port. Today's models now autosense whether the uplink needs to be crossed over or not so you no longer see this button on modern models.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need drivers for dell dimension xps d300 for windows 98 just like it was new long story can any one help me thanks David


You can download the drivers from Dell WEB site, thesupport download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop,better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on thebottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Taglabel is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages,the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where thespecific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you selectthe Windows of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on thislink to download the drivers: - http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Apr 19, 2011 | IBM Nways 8244 model 06S (58G6551)...

1 Answer

Dell powerconnect 2016 seems to have stopped working


most likly a failed power supply on the switch
look at the front of the switch look for leds,.......
if you see nothing and the power cable is plugged into a hot outlet than
go down to your neerest comp store and buy a new one

Apr 26, 2010 | Dell PowerConnect 2016 (pct2016)...

2 Answers

In my dell powerconnect 2016 all leds are on and not blinking what can I do?


this has happened to me, leave it for a few days and try it, problem happens if it gets corrupt from power surdge it take the caps a long time to discharge around one of the ics with controlls how the ethernet chips work as there are 2 in this one.ic n.o c77331 is the problem leave of for a few days it will reset

Jul 15, 2009 | Dell PowerConnect 2016 (pct2016)...

1 Answer

I have now idea how to use it


this is compaq ethernet hub and very easy to use.

just powerup this hub nad give ip to each PC or laptop and connect through CAT5 or CAT6 cable .To ensure connectivity ping PC and laptop .

its working fine.

Apr 24, 2009 | Compaq Netelligent 2016 (267046-001)...

1 Answer

All led's are solid


that suggests that you have link but no activity rx no tx check incoming connection or reset switch is this device daisy chained

Apr 09, 2009 | Dell PowerConnect 2016 (pct2016)...

1 Answer

Using Linksys to connect desktop and laptop


If your provider uses the connection through Modem, then you can access only one system at a time.

So please check with the ISP provider, however you can share the existing connect by purchasing a third party software.

If the ISP provider use Router to connect the Switch then it should work.

Therefore the problem is with the ISP side.

As a work around solution you can share the network connection to other PC. For Example like file sharing

Jan 04, 2009 | Linksys EtherFast EZXS55W 5x10/100 Mbps...

2 Answers

Secure network


If you will connect your desktop to one of the ethernet ports, you will need an ethernet cable. and to customize the wireless settings you can visit this link to help you change the name of the wireless network. Setting-Up the Wireless Settings on a Linksys Router . And you can follow the steps here on this link on how to check or configure the wireless security settings.

May 06, 2008 | Linksys Bundle: BEFW11S4 802.11b Wireless...

3 Answers

Dell Powerconnect 2016 All leds are on, solid no blinking.


Had same problem with my Dell Pwoerconnect 2016, power it on and all LEDs light up but nothing works.
The problem was traced to one or both output capacitors ( 10v 680uf ) on the ( tiny ) power supply.
Capacitor symptoms include bulging or rounded tops instead of flat like new one and the rubber plug in base of capacitor protruding.
Capacitors need to be replaced.
I have successfully replaced with 10v 1000uf and 10v 1200uf, both Rubycon and Sanyo brands.
Power to the switch board is now restored and the switch is able to function just fine.
Give it a go and see if it works for your Powerconnect.
BigAl

Jan 24, 2008 | Dell PowerConnect 2016 (pct2016)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell PowerConnect 2016 (pct2016) Networking Switch Logo

Related Topics:

292 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Networking Hubs & Switches Experts

Jeff Caskey

Level 1 Expert

20 Answers

Sr. Pelo
Sr. Pelo

Level 2 Expert

72 Answers

Jimmy Hernandez
Jimmy Hernandez

Level 2 Expert

49 Answers

Are you a Dell Networking Hub and Switch Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...