LAN Connection Issues

Tp-link Tl-wr941nd wireless n router
January 3, 2010 at 19:28:41
Specs: Windows XP
I have wired 8 cat-5 ports throughout my house behind the walls each with a female end wall plate. They all come back to a common area into 2 4-port female end wall plates. I have simply put connected a TP-Link router to the connection provider's modem and run cat-5 cables from the 3 available slots to 3 ports in the wall. The 4th router port goes to the first switch port. I have then run 5 cat-5 cables btw the switch and the remaining 5 ports in the wall. It seems only the cables coming out of the router are working. Have I made a simple error? Appreciate any help.


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January 3, 2010 at 19:34:58
It sound like you did it right. Some older/weird switches needed cross-over cables and had dedicated uplink ports (sort of like a hub) you could try to fidn the manual for the switch to see if this is the case, or you could jsut make a cross-over cable and see if that works.

You may also want to check that the switch is good, is it getting power, etc?

-Ryan Adams

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