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D-link dss-5 setup (please help!)

Hello me and my friend want to share the cable connection. he has d-link dss-5 ethernet switch but we cannot figure out how to make this work. we have comcast high speed internet and so far only his computer is accepting the connection. when i plug the ethernet cable into my desktop, all i get is "acquiring the network address", then after a min it turns out to being connected but no packets are received on this connection. please help!

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Re: d-link dss-5 setup (please help!)

You need to make sure that DHCP is enabled in the router settings and that your network cards TCP/IP is set to obtain an ip address automatically.

Also check that your computers workgroup is the same as your friends eg, Home or Workgroup.

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I am trying to set up a switch between my PS3 and my PC. I have an external DSL modem. I purchased a 5 port switch(Rosewill RC405-x) but no luck. Can I use an ethernet splitter instead?

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.

Mar 20, 2012 | Rosewill RC-405 - Switch - 5 ports -...

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When I plug a cable into the computer from the switch, I am getting ethernet cable unplug error. I know the cable is good and my router is set up correctly. I have 15 computers using this switch and only...

check individual IP of your computer..try to obtain each PC..let you router assign the ip.check your router maybe you need to add addition numbers of clients.

Jun 26, 2011 | D-Link DSS 16 Plus (DSS-16+) 16x10/100...

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1 connected ethernet cable from modem to dynex hub in "uplink port", ran another ethernet cable from laptop to 2nd port on dynex hub and ethernet cable from ps3 to 3rd port and nothing happens. Please help...

If your trying to use this to share an internet connection.. sorry to say but it's not going to happen. The hub that you purchased will not handle the DHCP settings that need to be processed to share an internet connection.

Best advice... go back to Best Buy and smack the agent that sold you this and get a router instead. :D That's what you're needing to share your connection.

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If you wish to connect your laptop to your PC for sharing the resources and files. You can use Either a Wireless network or Ethernet adapter. Since you are looking for a small setup (I guess so). You can configure an ad hoc network.
Most of the latest laptops comes with a Wireless card and and ethernet card. However in the case of PC's there might not be a wireless card. If you are looking for portability and working from distances (say from the other room) then you can buy a wireless card for your pc and setup a small wireless network.
Okey let us see how to setup an ethernet connection (it's a wired connection between your pc and laptop to enable networking between them)
You need to make sure both your computers have an ethernet port and you need a Crossover cable to connect between them (get at least 3 meters so that it will be more comfortable.)

A similar port will be there in your laptop too. Connect your crossover cable to both pc and the laptop (you can buy a cross over cable from most of the local computer shops).
Now you need to setup the ip addresses for both the computers.
Let's set for your laptop and let's use the same ip as a gateway. We will be using as the ip address for your pc and the same gateway ( Now let's see how to setup IP Addresses
With the following instructions you can fill the above values in both the laptop and pc by individually repeating these instructions given below. Once you set both the ip addressess and gateways your network is ready to go. (You don't have to worry about the dns addresses since we are setting up a small network of two computers)
In your case the connection name will be unknown or something like that where as in the image it is Internet.
If you are on Windows Vista or Higher, Go to Control Panel (Start menu -> Control Panel)then click onNetwork and Sharing Center and you can see your active connection there; click on the View Status

Then a new dialog box will appear; click on the Properties button there

once you have in the properties dialog box; double click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

Now you will get a new dialog box where you can insert your ip address, gateway and dns.

Now you are all set and ready to go.
If you have trouble following this solutions please mail me at nextdoornerd AT gmail DOT com and I will help you.

Jul 28, 2010 | Network Computing Devices (NSH800S/A)...

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Setting up a small network using DSL and a DLink router

1.) The setup needs changing
2.) first off the dss-24 is a network switch not a router
3.) all of your pc equipment should be pluged into that device.
4.) chose one port as an uplink to your att modem
I think your problem is that the new modem is only giving out one ip address. So what ever first pc is turned on that is the one that grabs the address.
5.) you will most likly need a router to take the one ip address assigned via att then dole out additional ones. Remember the dss-24 is not a router. It simply connects everyone together. Each device still needs an ip address given from somewhere. Your old cable modem probibly did that but your new att dsl most likly does not.hence the new router will do that.....
to set it up do the following
2.) Find out the ip setup needed for your dsl service
A.) gateway ip
B.) primary & secondary dns server ip`s
C.) subnet mask
3.) get into the setup of your new router and then plugg in
all of these values using a fixed if address in the router
4.) connect routers wan port to one of the modems port. u may have to use a cross cable or straight look at the link lites to find out if they are talking to each other
5.) make sure that the routers lan side is setup for DHCP
6.) connect one lan port off the router to an uplink
of the dss-24. Then reboot everything
7.) viola it should all work internet on evey machine and file sharring.

Apr 27, 2010 | D-Link DES 1005D (DES-1005D) 5x10/100 Mbps...

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Internet will not open on computer. How do I configure the router page.

try linking to it directly with a network cable and on internet explorer go to address or (check DLINK manual) this might get you onto its setup page.

Mar 25, 2010 | D-Link DSS 16 Plus (DSS-16+) 16x10/100...

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Isues connecting to internet from 2 computers off switch

well first get a new modem and download the program network magic and tnhat shoudl help you

Jan 18, 2010 | D-Link Express EtherNetwork DSS-5+...

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I am trying to setup up a D-Link DES-1016D, 10/100 Fast Ethernet Switch to allow 5 laptops to connect, 1 cat 5 is connected to another switch that will provide these 5 laptops internet how can i do this? I...

The Simplest Way of doing this is this:

You will need just 1 switch and 5 Straight-Through cables.

(This is Provided that your laptop will connect to the internet through another method. e.g (Though a USB Modem or WIFI) ).

Connect the Main laptop to the internet through either a USB Modem or a WIFI.

Next, Connect a straight-through cable to the LAN Port of the laptop, and the other end to one of the ports of the switch.

On the network connections page, right-click on the ethernet adapter, go to TCP/IP, and give the laptop a static IP-Address, e.g and Subnet

For the other laptops, connect each one of them to the switch using the straight-through cables, and on their ethernet adapter TCP/IP Properties, give them different IP Adresses, but in the same subnet. e.g and for the 1st one and for the 2nd one and for the 3rd one, ....and so on.

Next, in the default gateway for these other laptops, put the IP-Address of the First laptop that is connected to the internet. i.e

Also repeat the same IP Address of the 1st laptop in the Preferred DNS Server for these other ones.

Next, setup home or office network on all of them,

follow on-screen instructions and when you get to the place where you have to select the type of network setup, Just select :

"This computer connects directly to the internet........" for the 1st laptop,

For the others, select : " This Computer Connect through a residential gateway or other computer on my network.".

Then give them all the same workgroup name, and accept file and printer sharing for all of them.

In case you are using Windows Vista.
The only different things include:
When you get to the TCP/IP Place, select TCP/IPv4 and Not TCP/IPv6.

Also, When you are changing the workgroup, all you need to do is to right-click on My Computer Icon, then Properties then go to Advanced, then Select Computer Name, and change the workgroup from there and restart the computer.

What I have told you is a typical, very easy network setup, and I do hope it helps you out.

Keep me posted about the problem.

Hope it helps you out.
Good luck

Nov 20, 2009 | D-Link DES 1016D (DES-1016D) 16x10/100...

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Same thing as above, want to se up a LAN connection

Once you connect the 2nd switch - you must power down the cable modem and the original router along with all PC's connected to the network.
Then power up the cable modem,wait 2 minutes,
power up the router - wait 2 minutes, then power up all the switches. Once all downstream devices are on - power up all the PC's and you should be OK.

Sep 13, 2009 | D-Link DES-1008D 8-Port Ethernet Switch...

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I dont how to connect my pc's using D-Link

Dear! first of all you need a 4 port hub or 8 port switch that have easily available. Now, first of all, put three wires (Straight Through Cable) in three different ports and other side its ends put in that nodes or computers. Now they are connected to each other. You want to sharing data for each you should run setup wizard for sharing inside the network places after that computer required a restart. Now the computer will start and data will share to each oher. You should use IP address for computers, first of all IP for first PC and for second PC and IP for 3rd PC. Enjoy, everything is accessible now ...........
Thank You

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