Connect Router to switch to modem.

AsusP4B (Home built)
June 18, 2006 at 19:11:18
Specs: Linux RedHat, 2.02/1Gb

Hey there,
I've been having the worst possible time trying to connect my router (linksys WRT54G) to a switch (Linksys EZXS55W) and then to my modem. I'm not using any crossover cables (for the moment) and I have the router hooked up to the uplink port of the switch. I keep getting IP conflict errors, but cant seem to fix the prolem. I know I'm doing something wrong, I just cant figure out what =Z. Please help me!! Im goin crazy!! ah!!

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June 18, 2006 at 21:36:48

It means that you have two somethings with the same IP. It could be that the two devices are providing dhcp in the same subnet. It might be that they have default static ip's that are the same. Use one device at a time to a computer to see the setups and correct.

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June 18, 2006 at 23:27:34

The switch isn't providing dhcp, only the router. My configuration is like this:

_________________< Computer 1
-Modem- < -Switch- < -Router- < Computer 2
_________________< Server

Switch is connected to modem, and I have a computer and a server connected to the switch. Then I connect a router to the switch using uplink port (and straight cable). And then I connect computers to the router via wireless.

Let's just say that I cant use the router for the "Computer 1" and "Server", they need to be connected almost directly to the modem without routing (thus, using a switch).

Is it possible to do this?
Thanks in advance.

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June 19, 2006 at 08:23:01

A switch is similar to a Hub, you need a Router to route the connection.....

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June 19, 2006 at 10:02:24

I kinda fugured it out, all I needed was a way to keep all ports open for the server and my computer, I fowarded all ports on my router to route to the first connection. Although there's bound to be problems, time will decide. Thanks.
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June 29, 2006 at 17:35:21

God, u got messed up.
Should connect it like this.

phone line --->modem-->router--->switch--- 1, computer, 2, printer, 3, server

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July 1, 2006 at 23:55:31

Yeah, I was trying to avoid problems with the router. So I thought I could bypass it, I was clearly wrong.
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