Ethernet router only allowing two computers?

June 12, 2011 at 18:04:02
Specs: Windows 7
I recently got a new Toshiba laptop, which works perfectly. We already have an HP desktop PC as well as a Dell laptop, which are both connected to an Ethernet router. When I got my Toshiba, I couldn't connect to the router, whether from a new Internet cable, the cable the Dell uses, or the cable the HP uses (it works perfectly fine with Wifi). The next day I got up early and tried again, and it worked. The HP was turned on, and it connected. But then the Dell wouldn't. Over the next couple days, we realized the problem was that the router only allowed the first two computers that were connected to it to connect to the Internet, but not the third one. The router itself allows eight cables to be plugged into it at a time, so I don't see why it's only allowing two computers, whether laptop or desktop, to connect. Is there a possible solution to this?

It's an 8-Port Workgroup Switch, Model EZXS88W.

Also, our router DOES NOT support Wifi. I merely mean that our Wifi connection is good where Wifi is available.

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June 12, 2011 at 23:37:37
I don't know why it would be but it sounds like the DHCP range isn't set correctly. Open the web interface of the router & look at the range.

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