ADSL through a switch

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Filman, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. Filman macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2003
    ok, so a few weeks ago telstra bigpond ADSL (there's the first problem) goes down. being in advertising it's never a good thing when your internet goes down since ad's need to be dispached before deadlines... anywho some fool decides to alter a few setting to frantically dispatch with 56k and i can't figure out what was changed and what wasn't.

    Heres the scene, 1 apple G4 running OS 9.2, 1 imac running OSX, 1 ADSL modem and a switch (or whatever the thing is that allows multiple connections from an adsl modem).

    Connecting to bigpond works if i connect each computer directly to the modem but once i try through the switch it has difficulties... are there setting that need to be adjusted or any crossover cables needed to conect modem-switch??

    thanks in advance...

  2. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2003
    Adelaide, Australia
    Telstra Big Pond is Sooo shifty, But yes I'm on DSL and it did go down Australia wide about a month ago. I'm with eaccess ( and pay buy the month no contracts:D

    Anyway about your network problem, a common operating system always helps, but is not nessassary. I have a home network (between 2 different properties, with 3 operating system) and we share the cost of the DSL. And for some reason it auto confugred

    Plan A: You could try using 1 computer as a server for the DSL modem with the other computer connecting to the net though it. You can chek they don't look up porn or other naughtly stuff:D,

    Plan B: Your switch may be nackered, hence needs replacing. Also upgrade your Operating system to OSX. And change from Big Pond to anything else.

    Q: when you connect it directly to your computer do you use the Ethernet port or USB? IF USB works try a USB switch.

    Just some thoughs.
  3. Filman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2003
    i'm using ethernet atm. might give usb a whirl.
    but i can still connect my comps through it with appletalk so the switch seems fine, only the adsl connection doesnt seem to be comming through from the modem. i have a feeling im just missing something in the network setting somewhere.
    i'm telling it to connect via ethernet using dhcp... im fairly sure thats all good... and as long as the switch is connecting to bigpond :rolleyes: it should be sweet right?
    i'll give it a slap and see how i go...

    thanks for the suggestions.

  4. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    At school I use the campus DSL through a Microsoft 5 port switch connected to my PowerBook G4 (10.3.1) PowerBook G3 (9.2.2) and my roommate's HP laptop (XP Home SP 1). One thing you may want to do is turn off all the computers and unplug the switch so that all the IP addresses may be zapped. If your net goes down through a network, they may have different addresses than what the switch thinks so you may want to try that. Let the switch stay unpowered for maybe 30 seconds, then plug it in and turn on your computers and see if that helps.
  5. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Your DSL modem will have its own IP address, probably Try connecting to this, via a web browser, when it's plugged into the switch. If you can't connect, try this:

    Hook up your OS X Mac directly to the DSL modem. Make sure you have a connection, then go to Sys Prefs -> Network, and make a note of your IP address details. Next, reconnect via the switch, and manually enter the IP details back into the Network Preferences and see what happens.

    What else? Oh yeah, get rid of Bigpond :rolleyes:

    Seriously though, Telstra is the Microsoft of the phone industry over there. But the funny thing is, here in NZ, they're like the Apple of the industry :)

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