Cant share internet access from Cisco switch

April 15, 2011 at 21:07:08
Specs: Windows XP
I went out and bought a linksys 5 port workgroup switch. I tried to hook my internet into it and my other computers into it , THINKING, I would be able to get internet on all. No go. I can get inter net on one, as you can tell. but all others nothing. and to make matters worse i got win 2000, win xp pro, and linux that I like to get online.. Any help out there? If I am missing something sorry.
I have : renewed IP's
assin Ip's
refresh, purge dns. rebooted. all and rebooted in diferent orders. double checked connections, tested all lines.
The network is on a rj45 ethernet .

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April 16, 2011 at 00:55:06
You need a router in order to share the internet. A switch alone cannot do it.

Most routers come with a 4 port switch inbuilt so if that is not enough then keep the switch you have already purchased to provide the additional ports.

Connect from Modem to router WAN port then from router LAN port to one of the switch LAN ports. Your client systems can then be connected to any of the other router or switch LAN ports.

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