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    Router+Switch and DHCP problems


    Holy crap he's asking a question. Damn right I am. It's 2:30am and I've spent the last few hours searching for answers to this but I can't get anything concrete - and now is not the time to take a crash course in crazy networking stuff.

    So, modem connected to router. Got a wireless laptop and a wired box connected to the router and they're working fine. Got a switch: Netgear GS108T(v2). Connected it to the router and that's fine so far. It has an IP address, I can access it from the laptop, blah blah blah.

    Now I've added a box behind the switch and that's not fine. It's stuck on trying to get an address from the router: I see the request get sent, the router sees and responds, but the offer never makes it back to the box. I suspect this is a symptom of larger problems which I don't know about.

    What's wrong, what should I do to fix it, and/or what else do you need to know?
    My best guess was blindly "tagging" and untagging ports all over the place, but that hasn't worked.
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    It looks like that router has DHCP filtering that will block a DHCP server's reply unless the port the request comes in on has been authorized to receive DHCP requests.

    See page 72:
    ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/GS...SWA_5Nov10.pdf

    That's my initial guess.

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    Figures it was something easy


    Okay, that works - has a lease and all - but I (still) can't access anything else. Not the switch, router, or another computer on the network.
    192.168.1.1 is the router; the computer knows the MAC address, the switch knows which port has it, but from there I'm not sure what's happening.

    [edit] Found it. That mass tagging I did earlier? Seems I didn't fully undo that. Sometime I'll have to learn what all it means, but for now I know that I shouldn't muck around with it because my track record has been Screwing Things Up 2, Fixing Problems 0.
    Last edited by requinix; January 29th, 2012 at 04:12 PM.

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