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Netgear FR114P with Netgear DS108 not working

I have a Netgear FR114P with Netgear DS108 hub and cannot get the FR114P to pass DHCP requests or internet traffic to the hub. My cable modem is connected to the FR114P and when i plug directly into the FR114P everything works fine. I get an ip address and i can connect to the net just fine. when i then plug in the hub to the FR114P then my pc into the hub i get nothing. I can't even ping the router. I know the hub works and can pass info through it. Do i need to turn on port forwarding or create static routes?

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  • Derek Neser Feb 27, 2007

    I tried a new straight- through cable and that did not seem to make a difference. WHen i plug the router into the hub the port on the hub does not even light up (connectivity or activity). But i know the the ports are good and have tested them. Its very strange because i have used older model netgear hubs in the past and never had an issue. Maybe i just bought a bad hub? But that doesn't make sense since i can plug two pcs into the hub and they can communicate fine. Its just when i try to pass dhcp or http through the router to the hub.

  • Derek Neser Mar 16, 2007

    Sorry for the late response i have been traveling. I got home and tried port 8 then set the hub to uplink, and it works great. I was really just over thinking the problem, thanks for all the help!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Bought this turbo hub from bell 2 years ago, no longer with bell and their outrages internet prices.



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DNeser, Port forwarding and static routes isn?t the route to go down to fix this issue. I have an FR114 in a similar configuration and yours should work as well. -When connecting a hub to a router you should be using a certified, standard Ethernet cable, not a crossover. Make sure it?s certified for at least 100 Mbps. -If you are using port 8 on the hub to connect to the router make sure the Normal/Uplink button is set to Normal. -Are the Link and 100 Mbps LED green on both the hub and router ports you use to connect? If not try a known good cable; if that doesn?t work try different ports. Let us know how things work out and please don?t forget to rate this post.

Posted on Feb 24, 2007

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2007

    Did you try port 8 on your hub? Try changing Normal / Uplink button to the opposite of what it is currently set to.

    What about the LEDs on the router, anything there?



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