Modem/Router into an 8 Port Switch??

Ubee / Docsis 3.0
September 27, 2011 at 19:44:35
Specs: Windows Vista, 4GB
Hi,

I have a Modem/Router combo and am trying to plug an 8 port switch directly into it and then have wireless AP's and other hardwired devices plugged into the switch.

Normally, when I plug a switch into a router it requires no set up. This one on the other hand, will not work. I have checked the various settings but I don't think I have the know how to get it done. Somebody said something about "bridging" the switch?

This is the Modem/Router: http://www.ubeeinteractive.com/inde...

Any Ideas?

Thanks.


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#1
September 27, 2011 at 20:03:14
Maybe it requires a cross over cable, tho most newer models do not.

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#2
September 27, 2011 at 20:24:14
Some older switches do have a special uplink port to connect to other devices like switches or routers lan ports.

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#3
September 27, 2011 at 20:33:38
Yes, I will gain access to the set up again tomorrow. I am going to try a crossover cable as suggested and also look for a specific port as an input port.

The thing is is that I actually logged onto the switch itself the other day. I was not aware you could actually look at an interface for the switch. (It was one of the standard ip addresses...like one used to access a router)
Maybe I am naive and showing it by saying that... :)

Thanks for any help.


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#4
September 27, 2011 at 21:22:13
Its a managed switch [good]. As always its good to review the docs associated with its feature set. Odds are it doesn't require a xover cable but it does require some configuration starting with an assigned ip not in the dhcp scope of the router.

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#5
September 28, 2011 at 07:28:08
It look as though this "switch" is actually a Netgear Prosafe Firewall FVS318.

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#6
September 28, 2011 at 09:04:16
In that case, you must configure you Netgear Prosafe Firewall FVS318, to not act as DHCP server, cause you wireless AP already provides this.
Then you simply have to connect one of the LAN ports of the Netgear router to one of the LAN ports of your AP.

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#7
September 28, 2011 at 09:55:38
So basically assign it a static ip not in the dhcp scope of the router (like wanderer said) and make sure it says the automatic dhcp part is off.

I'll give it a shot thanks!


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