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    Hi

    I have a Linksys WAG54GS ADSL router with wifi and 4 ethernet ports. This seems to be working OK.

    I have attached to it a Linksys 8-port Workgroup switch. I have plugged the router cable into port number 1 (tried the "uplink port" but same result).

    The problem arises when I attach PCs with cables of 5m length or greater. I lose connectivity (getting the dreaded 169.... ip addresses). PCs attached to the switch with short cables (1.5m / 2m) are absolutely fine.

    When I plug the longer cables directly into the WAG54GS, I get my connections back.

    The PCs are running XP, 2003SBS Server and Vista (yes, it's a test rig).

    Have scoured around and scratched my head. Thought I had bad cables, but then they would not work in the router, would they?

    If anyone has any ideas, they would be most gratefully received.

    Thanks,

    Marcel

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    Re: Linksys router to switch problem

    Plug a cable from one of the 4 LAN ports on the Router into the 8 port switch. Connect the PCs to the 8 Port switch.

    If that doesn't work, then make a drawing (using MS Paint or better) of exactly how you have everything connected and upload the image to this thread. Make sure you save the image as a JPG. Do NOT upload a BMP or TIFF. Ta.
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    • #3
      Re: Linksys router to switch problem

      Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
      Plug a cable from one of the 4 LAN ports on the Router into the 8 port switch. Connect the PCs to the 8 Port switch.

      If that doesn't work, then make a drawing (using MS Paint or better) of exactly how you have everything connected and upload the image to this thread. Make sure you save the image as a JPG. Do NOT upload a BMP or TIFF. Ta.
      That is exactly what I did. However, those with longer cables failed. They worked again, however, when plugging them back into the router.

      Strangely enough, I now have connectivity back in the long cables, but one of the short ones is now failing!!

      Aaarrrgghhhh!!

      Thanks for the reply, but due to the randomness I am going to change the switch (I only bought it yesterday) on the assumption it is faulty.

      Thanks once again.

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      • #4
        Re: Linksys router to switch problem

        already used other cables?
        Marcel
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        • #5
          Re: Linksys router to switch problem

          cat5, cat5e, or cat6?

          are the cables pre-made or did you make them?

          do you have any other SOHO switches available to test? maybe a little 4 port workgroup switch, for example.

          maybe you could try using a computer w/two NICs and ICS to simulate a second device... (i happen to be lucky and have two mobos with dual on-board NICs)

          do you have any cable testing equipment? im really happy with my fluke DSP-4000 if you can shell out for one. it will pay for itself in lack of headaches alone.
          its easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.
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