Question about Dynex 5 Port 10/100 Ethernet Switch (DX-ESW5)
This is expected functionality for an Ethernet Switch.
This is not a router -- it is a switch.
A router is designed to share one IP address with many devices and provides its own DHCP server for your private IP LAN. When you try to use a switch in this situation, one of the devices will grab the one IP address that is allowed to be assigned by your modem and the rest will go without and not work on the network (as you have seen)
Take the switch back and exchange it for a router.
Make sure that the device is labelled as "router" or 'DSL/Cable router".
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Posted on Dec 31, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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