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Do I need crossover cable to patch my WRT300n router into a 24 port ethernet switch?

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No you dont. Just put a normal cable in the lan1 port and the other side into the switch. Dont forget to change the settings in the WRT300n from router to bridge btw!

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If I understood you right, you have a wireless router that connects to you're PC and game console wirelessly, now you brought a 5 port switch to use with non-wireless enabled devices. please correct me if I'm wrong.

However, you will not get any extra speed from a 5X port switch, its either 10 Mbps for ethernet, 100 Mbps for fast-ethernet, and its automatically negotiated between the device and the switch therefore you see the "10/100" in every switch/network card specifications, it means it supports auto-negotiation. same goes for 10/100/1000

As per the network cable categories, there's no big difference really between CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6 because they all support the fastethernet (100 Mbps speed), the maximum length should not exceed 100 meters (theoretically), I'd say don't exceed 80 meters from my personal experience. The noticeable difference between the 3 categories (CAT5/5e/6) is the cable thickness, hence, quality.

I hope this answers your questions. feel free if you have any further queries.

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I have my xbox and computer connected with a ethernet cable and when i test the connection its says not connected


Make sure that on your router, whichever port is connected to the exbox the corresponding light on the front is lit up. Also you need to make sure that you are using a CAT5E Patch cable from the router and not a pc-to-pc networking crossover cable.

If there is no light corresponding to the port you have connected to then there is either a bad connection or you have the wrong cable

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you can connect to your box via FTP via a crossover cable. If you can’t, you might want to read up on that before attempting this.
Now, what we’ll need is…
Ethernet cable (crossover or patch)
Router
Modem
We’ll also assume that you have a router (wireless or not) and that your modem is connected to the ‘Internet’ or ‘WAN’ port.
If you have a free port on your wireless router, you can connect your dreambox to this. Use the ethernet cable (crossover or patch, most modern routers will accept either) connect one end to your dreambox and one end to a free port on your router. You don’t need to change any settings on your router or PC.
Over to the dreambox. Navigate to the networking page on your dreambox.
Setup -> Expert Setup -> Communication Setup

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I get no sync between my network card and the


Make sure your not using a crossover through cable. Also make sure your not connecting the cable into the internet port, which is usually the first or last port.
  • A straight-thru cable has identical ends.
  • A crossover cable has different ends.
  • A straight-thru is used as a patch cord in Ethernet connections.
  • A crossover is used to connect two Ethernet devices without a hub or for connecting two hubs.
  • A crossover has one end with the Orange set of wires switched with the Green set.

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WRT300N is no longer detected


Hook up your ether cable to a port other than the WAN port.

Type this into a browser...

http://192.168.1.1

Linksys WRT300N Wireless Router. ... Default IP address: 192.168.1.1

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I have a broadband DSL modem/router in my home office. I also have 2 CAT5e ports there. I want to feed the Internet signal from the router (one of the ports on the back) through a CAT5e point up to my...


Hi Joe,

How are you connecting to the port in the back of your router? if you have crimped a male plug on to some UTP cable then this may be the problem. UTP cable has a solid condutor and needs a different male crimp plug than UTP patch cable, which has stranded conductors.

I suggest you connect the UTP cable between the office and the loft to an RJ45 wall or surface socket in the office, use a terminating tool designed for the make and type of outlet you use, i.e. if using an ADC socket use the ADC termination tool. The sockets are designed for solid cable and have a colour code for you to follow. Then use a factory terminated patch cord between this socket and the router port.

I assume you have terminated the cable from the office onto one of the patch panel ports and want to use a patch cord to patch from this incoming socket to the sockets that are terminated onto the cables going to your other rooms. If you have access to a laptop connect this directly into the router port and ensure you have an internet connection, then plug the patch cord connecting the loft port into the router and take the laptop into the loft and ensure you have a connection at the incoming port on the patch panel. If you get the connnection there then use a factory patch cord to patch to a room you would like a connection in and then take the laptop to that outlet and ensure you have a connection.

If you want to run outlets in multiple rooms without re-patching every time then you will need to have an active switch in your loft and connect the port from the office to this and then patch out of the switch ports to the various room outlets.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Jason

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When connecting a switch/router to another switch a specially-wired crossover ethernet cable is necessary, unless both units are designed to automatically determine whether they need to operate in crossover or "uplink" mode. This is more than likely the problem you are encountering.

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Have 2 desktops and we need internet connection on both


Hello...if your son's desktop is set up near the router, the simplest way is connect his desktop to the router via an ethernet cable.

To do this, find an ethernet cable. Plug one end into a spare port (socket) on the back of the router, and the other into the ethernet port on his desktop (it should look like this, with the ethernet symbol under it).

That's it! He should soon be connected to the internet.

NOTE: If you need to buy an ethernet cable, key words to look for are Cat5e or Cat6, straight or patch cable - NOT crossover.

If your son's desktop is not near the router, you may want to consider a wireless connection. Please come back to Fixya if this is the case, as this takes a little more time.

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Yes and No! The 4200 gives you the option to connect via USB or Ethernet. You can only use one or the other to connect. You have two options. The first DOES involve another "gadget". The second does not!

Solution #1

I realize you're not looking to use additional equipment, but a network hub, switch or router will give you what you need. You can pick up a very inexpensive router for under $50 or even better a wireless router for a few bucks more.

I recommend a Linksys Wireless Router (Model - WRT54G) as it is very user friendly and comes ready to use. Just connect the port labeled "Ethernet" to the "WAN" port of the Linksys Wireless Router. Then connect both of your computers to any of the four "LAN" ports.

Solution #2

You can connect the first computer directly to the 4200 via USB and connect the second computer directly to the first computers ethernet port using a Network Crossover cable. Without a router of hub between the two computers, a crossover cable is required to allow them to talk to each other.

Once you have them connected to each other, on the first computer open the network connection properties for your internet connection (will be the one setup during the install of the USB modem) and click "Share This Computers Internet Connection".

Now the first option is surely the most reliable and keeps the traffic separate.

Hope this help!

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If the switch doesn't have an "uplink port" or autodetect the port speed, then you will need a crossover cable to connect the DLINK to the Surecom switch. If this is the same issue then rate this one so it can be closed. If not then let me know how it goes. Good Luck

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