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Won't allow connection to router

Recently I upgraded from a Linksys WRT54G router to a Netgear WNR854T router. I had the "main" computer connected to the router through a generic 8-port 10/100/1000 switch. Setting up the WNR854T router, I had to disconnect the switch from the connection. After getting internet connection through one computer that used to go through the switch, I reconnected through the switch. The computer would not establish a connection. Thinking it was a switch problem, I bought a D-Link DGS-2208 switch and replaced the generic one. Alas, still the same problem, I cannot get a connection to the router via the switch. I went into Network settings and changed the Media type from "Auto-Sense" to both 100MBS Full Duplex and 100MBS Half Duplex, still no success. The network card driver is a Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (card is "built-in" an ASUS A8V Deluxe MB)

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Re: Won't allow connection to router

I have a similar issue with a D-Link DSG-1005D switch. However, what I can tell you is that buying a crossover cable is a waste of money, as all Gigabit connections by specification are auto-sensing. If I find out the overall answer, i'll let you know, as I'm still looking.

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Re: Won't allow connection to router

Since each of these devices is rated for 1000Mb/s, everything should be compatible. Make sure the NIC driver is up-to-date on your computer....and use automatic settings for speed and duplex wherever you have the option of setting it. The only other thing I can think of is to try a "crossover" cable between the router and switch...although this function is usually handled automatically in most modern interfaces.

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