July 20th, 2012, 01:38 PM
Connecting to router but not Internet
I am having some issues getting our network in our office working. We have 2 computers connected to the router directly, 1 on Wifi, and 3 others connected through a switch in a different room.
The two computers directly connected and the WiFi computer connect without any additional setup perfectly fine. The 3 that connect through the switch however do not get an IP automatically assigned, it seems like for whatever reason the DHCP server is not communicating with them.
If I manually input the IP settings for those 3, assign them an IP, gateway etc, they connect to the router and networked printers fine, but do not get an internet connection. I have tried dns flush and ipconfig release/renew with no luck. Any ideas? I'm stuck here and any help would be tremendously appreciated. The 3 computers having the issue are running windows XP. The router is a Motorola Netopia 3000 and I am on AT&T DSL.
July 20th, 2012, 07:55 PM
My first guess would be that the wire going from the wall to the switch isn't connecting back to anything on the other end.
July 30th, 2012, 03:37 PM
What kind of switch is it? Have you tried looking at it's configuration or is it fairly "dumb" and has no configuration?
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