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Wont Switch on

Bought the FS605 recently and its been working fine. Just tried to turn it on this morning and will not power up. I know its not a problem with the electrics. Any idea?

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Re: Wont Switch on

Test power in its adapter up to the plug in end of the switch adapter. The power adapters are usually the culprit. If there's power in the wall plug, that leaves you with the switch itself. It's either bad inside or should come on.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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My Netgear FS605 stopped working. All lights flashing about 1x/sec. No change in cabling or configuration in past year. Upstream Linksys N wireless router working fine. Tried disconnectring ethernet...

Are you able to ping between systems connected to the same Netgear FS605 switch and in same VLAN.
I suspect either switch port or Uplink cable issue.
Please try changing a new cable and if no improvement then please try with a different switch port.

Jan 08, 2011 | NetGear FS605 (FS605SE) Networking Switch

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I bought a netgear FS605 swtich and it doesn't work on the ps3.

Yes you must by a router my friend.

The problem is your ISP will not give out extra Ip addresses for additional clients. The router will have a dhcp server built in and that will fix the problems at hand.

Feb 20, 2009 | NetGear FS605 - 5-Port 10/100 Network...

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Router failed numerous times so i bought a netgear fs605 5 port switch to hard wire in a ps3 and my dell lap top. can only run one or the other. not both at the same time. what is wrong?

The FS605 is a switch, not a router. You can only run one device at at time because you only have one ip address. You need a router between the internet and your switch if you want to use more than one device at a time.

Dec 08, 2008 | NetGear GS605 5x1000 Mbps Networking...

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Netgear switch fsgo5v3

well, apparently your switch is taking off your PC from his arp table due to his inactivity.
try to release and renew the ip address in your machine instead of reset the switch.

Normally reset the switch will be you last resource.

go to START -->> RUN type cmd <hit ENTER>

a black windows should populate, its calles command prompt.


ipconfig /release

then ipconfig /renew

this will force the switch to see your network Interface Card.

Dec 01, 2008 | NetGear FS605 (FS605SE) Networking Switch

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Connection issue

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.

Jun 28, 2008 | NetGear FS605 - 5-Port 10/100 Network...

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Wont connect and software cd

To connect a router or a dsl modem to a switch you either have to use port 4 or use a utp crossover cable. As you can see on the Netgear FS605 the modem/router has to be connected to port 4.

The correct way to connect these devices is:

Modem > Router > Switch > Computers

Jan 14, 2008 | NetGear FS605 (FS605SE) Networking Switch

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Is my FS605 broken

The FS06 switch is probably defective and needs to be replaced...especially if the status of the lights does not change after you cycle the power on and off with no network cables plugged in. These switches are sensitive to overheating and can easily be damaged if used next to other warm network equipment or with air vents blocked by papers, etc.

Turn-on order is not critical in this scenario, but ideally you should plug in all network cables, turn on the switch first, then turn on the computer.

Jan 10, 2008 | NetGear FS605 (FS605SE) Networking Switch

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Only 1 computer getting internet with FS605

Sorry to say, you have the wrong part. Whoever told you you could hook it up to both your PCs and your cable modem didn't know what they were talking about.

Your FS605 is just a switch; hooked up directly to a cable modem, you will only see one IP address as that's all the cable modem will allocate.

What you need is a router, to allocate multiple local IP addresses and share the connection up to the cable modem.

Linksys BEFSR41 routers are ridiculously cheap these days and highly reliable, or if you like Netgear, you'll need the RP614.

Nov 07, 2007 | NetGear FS605 (FS605SE) Networking Switch

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