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Connection issue I have a netgear FS605 5 port switch and want to try to separate a wireless router from the desktop computer. I connected the cable modem to the netgear switch then one line to the wireless router and another one to the desktop. I get the internet on the wireless but not the desktop. Am I doing something wrong?

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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.

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If it still does not work then it is time for you to replace the switch.

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