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Re: port switch problem
I will assume that you have tried:
1. Connecting the 2 PCs to 3 & 4; and
2. verifying that it is not a cable issue.
a. dirty contacts of 1 & 2 - cotton buds and a strong solvent to clean the prongs/terminals;
b. firmware fault - do a hard reset (backup your configuration first); and/or
c. hardware fault - component failure in the electronics.
If it is a hardware fault, the router has got to be replaced. If you have an old hub lying around, you can connect it to either 3 or 4 and all the other PCs to the hub/switch.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Binz, have you tried doing a hard reset on the router, hold the reset button 30 seconds, login in will be user: admin password:admin -- if its an older model user blank password:admin, if that doesnt work, try updating your firmware, you didnt specify your router model, or I would link you to a firmware update
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You did not explainhaow you connected all your equipment together. Connect your PC and PS3 into the 5 port switch. Connect your DSL modem into the 5 port switch, if there is a WAN/internet port on the 5 port switch then connect the DSL model into this port. You may need to power off the 5 port switch wait a 1 min and power up the 5 port switch again so it can setup an IP address table for the connected ports. If this still does not work the replace the 5 port switch with a normal 5 port hub.
Connect modem lan cable to Router Wan / Internet port.
From Router Lan port you can either connect your system or switch .
wireless : Scan for wireless network from your wireless system. If it shows, connect to your wifi network
You need the Network Adapter and you have to sign up and pay money/ month http://au.ps2.ign.com/articles/366/366021p1.html f you are hooking it up to a DSL cable/modem, 1. Remove the sticker covering the network connector on the Network Adaptor and plug your Ethernet cable in the connector labeled NETWORK. 2. Plug the AC power cord for the PlayStation2 system into an electrical outlet. 3. Turn on the PlayStation2 system and start the Network Adaptor Start-up Disc. If you are hooking it up to a router: 1. Remove the sticker covering the network connector of the Network Adaptor. 2. Connect an Ethernet network cable from the NETWORK connector of the Network Adaptor to an available LAN port of the router. 3. Connect the WAN port of the router to the DSL or cable modem. 4. Connect a personal computer (not pictured) to an available LAN port of the router. Use a web browser on the PC to set up the router to reach the Internet. 5. Follow the specific instructions that come with the router. There is no additional installation for switches. If you are hooking it up to a LAN: 1. Remove the sticker covering the network connector of the Network Adaptor. 2. Connect an Ethernet network cable from the NETWORK connector of the Network Adaptor to a wireless Ethernet bridge. 3. Connect the WAN port of the wireless router to the DSL or cable modem. 4. Connect a personal computer to the router. Use a web browser on the PC to set up the router to reach the Internet. 5. Follow the specific instructions that come with the router. For pictures, see the thread here: http://www.funadvice.com/r/3js7klmkua
The cable modem should be connected to the WAN port of the router. Then the computers should be connected to any ports from 1-4 at the back of the router.
Once they are connected properly. Reset the router. Just hold the reset button for 10 seconds. Then turn off the modem, router and all computers.
Then you need to turn on the modem first, wait for the lights to become solid green, then turn on the router. Once the WAN light on the router is on, turn on the computers and check if there is internet connection.
If still no internet connection, contact your ISP. They might need to clone the mac address of router to their end.
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.
It sounds as though the ports on the cable/dsl router as bad. There really isn't anything you can do. It just happens. The typical shelf life of those routers is about 3-4 years. You could go out and buy another one or if you just need more ports go out and buy a little 5 port switch and plug it into one of the working ports and your comptuers into the 5 port switch.
The wan port is what you hook your modem to. Wan stands for Wide Area Network, which in your case is the internet. Your house with your 2 pc's and networking equipment would be considered a Lan, local area network.
The 4 ports on the router are switch ports, when you hook the modem up to the switch instead of the wan port the modem will only allow traffic from one physical, (MAC) address to pass through, this is why only one of your pc's can access the internet. The wan port on the router has its own MAC address, so the modem will associate with the wan port and trust all traffic that comes from that port.
Finally, after you have connected the modem to the wan port, pull the power cord on the modem then plug it back in to reset it, this will force the modem to orient with the wan port.