5 Static IP's Modem Hub 1Router 1Comp

September 28, 2010 at 10:03:29
Specs: Windows 7
Hello there! So hopefully someone out there can help me...

I have 5 Static IP addresses from ATT and I want to use 3 of them.

I currently have my modem setup to a Belkin 5 port hub. And from there I have my Zxyel router setup to the hub as well as one computer and a one security camera system.

The problem:

The router wont work?! I setup the router using the static IP configuration that ATT provided me and it just wont work.

The computer and security camera system are both working fine. I hooked up all three devices to different IPs - so there shouldn't be any problem there.

The hub is auto-sensing and is suppose to recognize when to use the up-link to the router. I have a straight cable from a lan port on the switch connected to the wan port on the router. Is this right, am I suppose to use a crossover cable?

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September 28, 2010 at 13:55:28
All devices, using a static public ip address, should be connected to a LAN port on the hub.

So if you'd like to configure a router with a static public ip address, the WAN interface of the routers WAN port must be connected to a LAN port on the HUB.

One of the LAN ports of the HUB is connected to the LAN port of the modem.

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September 28, 2010 at 15:01:16
And in answer to your question about the type of cable, the rule of thumb is "Like devices use crossover, Unlike devices use Patch"

Since the Modem, Switch/hub and router are all like devices they require crossover cable. Patch would be used to connect to end-user devices. PC, IP Camera,etc

That said, however most modern devices have auto-sensing self-adjusting ports which can reconfigure themselves for either cable. trick is they may need to be powered down and back up in order to make the adjustment.

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September 28, 2010 at 18:34:12
Thanks guys for your replies - I'll keep you guys updated.

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