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May 14, 2013 at 04:29:20
Specs: Windows 7
am using a 24 port switch, 11 ethernetcable is already connected i just added extra 5 ethernet cable to it
these new cable always indicates limited network. was wrong?

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May 16, 2013 at 13:36:29
Your issue appears to be a lack of IP addresses.

My suggestion would be to put a SOHO Router (at the very least) between your café and the internet. I would utilize the NAT built into it to allow you to use a non-routable private class of IP's within your café and only one external IP.

I suspect paying your provider for a single IP would save you some money over paying for 10. Also, you wouldn't run out of IP's as you could have as many as you needed within your café because you'd control the DHCP server and the subnet you're running on your LAN.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



#1
May 14, 2013 at 04:33:34
Can you explain what you mean by "limited network". Is this an error message; if so, where does it appear? It might also help to let us know the make and model of your switch and the quality of the ethernet cables (Cat 5, 5E, or 6).

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May 14, 2013 at 16:17:42
Is this a managed switch? You may need to configure the newly used ports in the same vlan the others are using.

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May 16, 2013 at 08:06:47
am running a cafe, our ip is leased by the ISP, i am aware we have unlimited client connection,
am using cat 6 cable
and the switch is TP-LINK TL-SF 1024.
the network logo below the windowsdisplays limited link sign.
the green LED light comes on and off.

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#4
May 16, 2013 at 08:26:45
"our ip is leased by the ISP"
and
"i am aware we have unlimited client connection,"

You have to be misunderstanding your setup. No ISP gives you unlimited ip addresses. You should ask them how many ips you are getting.

You also didn't answer the question of is your switch a mananged one. If you don't know post the make and model and we'll look it up for you.

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May 16, 2013 at 09:17:30
the network logo below the windowsdisplays limited link sign.

Are you saying the network icon on the windows taskbar is saying you have limited connection?

the green LED light comes on and off.

Switch or computer side?

Some simple troubleshooting steps to do:

- Swap a cable on a PC that's showing limited connectivity with one that isn't. If the problem moves with the cable, you have a bad cable and need to replace it.

If the above doesn't change anything:

- Change the switch side plug on a computer showing limited connectivity with one that isn't. If the computer that was working properly now shows limited connectivity and the other one is good, the issue is the port on the switch.

If the above doesn't change anything, the issue has to be the NIC on the computer(s) in question. Check to verify they're "speed" setting is set to automatic. If it was, try forcing it to whatever the maximum capacity of the switch port/NIC is (ie: 100 Mbps, 1000 Mbps) and is set to "Full Duplex"

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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May 16, 2013 at 09:28:37

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#7
May 16, 2013 at 12:03:18
Thanks for the heads up on that FishMonger.

No vlans with the unmanaged switch so we either have a defective switch [not likely with 11 working ports and 5 not] or we have a ip addressing, or lack thereof, problem.

NanaAdu you need to call your ISP and fine out how many ips you are getting.

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#8
May 16, 2013 at 12:38:01
Is it possible that; let say , the ISP lease 10 IPs. but these IPs are dedicated to those PCs only, and even if they are off , this new ones cant still have access?

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May 16, 2013 at 13:36:29
✔ Best Answer
Your issue appears to be a lack of IP addresses.

My suggestion would be to put a SOHO Router (at the very least) between your café and the internet. I would utilize the NAT built into it to allow you to use a non-routable private class of IP's within your café and only one external IP.

I suspect paying your provider for a single IP would save you some money over paying for 10. Also, you wouldn't run out of IP's as you could have as many as you needed within your café because you'd control the DHCP server and the subnet you're running on your LAN.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#10
May 17, 2013 at 08:19:09
"Is it possible that..."

Yes its called ip address reservations. This is where the pcs mac address is associated with the given ip. The result is only that pc will get that ip address and no other will.

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