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16 Port Switch Question

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by GCD1, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. GCD1

    GCD1 Network Guru Member

    I have a question regarding a Linksys 16 port switch.

    On this unit, port #16 is labeled the uplink, and this connection connects to the router which then connects to the cable modem.

    For two days, there has been no internet connectivity, but local folders on the network are accessible. I suspected the router was the problem but I could not connect to it via the web or ping it.

    I unhooked the router and connected it directly to a computer. I was then able to connect to it via the web (http://192.168.1.1). I then reconnected the router to the switch, checked the cables and changed them around to make sure it was not a faulty cable, but I was still unable to ping the router.

    Is it possible that port #16 is bad? Can I connect the switch and the router via another port, aside from #16?
     
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Yes. If your router or switch supports autocrossover, just plug into a different port and go. If not, you may need a crossover cable.
     
  3. GCD1

    GCD1 Network Guru Member

    So essentially the setup will be:

    Router Uplink Port -> any port on the switch except #16 (the switch uplink port)

    Router WAN Port -> cable modem

    Is that correct?
     

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