adding a switch/hub to network with router.

Hawking tech. / Hwr54g
August 13, 2009 at 02:26:49
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a Hawking wireless router HWR54g. I have two computer using ports on the router. I have several using the wireless. I need to add a switch/hub DLink DSS-5+. I don't want to run long cable to a room downstairs. I have one cable run already and would like to add the switch then run short cables from the switch. When I add the switch I couldn't get to then internet. or the router interface.

I have read that maybe I need a cross over cable. I checked both the router and switch neither have a uplink port. I read that the switch is auto sensing so I thought I didn't need the xover.
Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?


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#1
August 13, 2009 at 03:31:51
Well you are doing right but if you want to have a wire less connectivity you should have just studied the wireless networking.

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#2
August 13, 2009 at 04:23:04
The DLINK DSS-5+ supports Auto-MDI/MDI-X, that means, you can use a straight through cable to connect. You don't need a cross over cable.

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#3
August 13, 2009 at 23:39:43
I thought that was the case as well. I tried a straight cable but it didn't work. Is it possible that the router it self needs the cross over?

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#4
August 14, 2009 at 00:02:08
Wait are you telling us that you did the color combinations of the Lan wire your self?

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