Networking troubles- Ethernet switch woes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sethypoo, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. sethypoo macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    Hey everybody,

    Before I start, I want to say that I've done extensive searching trying to find a post that covers my issue, but I've had no luck. Netgear's customer support is abysmal to boot, so here I am turning to the awesome Macrumors community!

    Here's the deal: I have a cable modem that I used to have plugged into an Airport Express, that wirelessly connected my Macs, Xbox, iPad, etc. I recently got a blu-ray player that only has a wired connection, so I bought a Netgear Fast Ethernet Switch FS105. I now have my cable modem plugged into port #5, and the Airport, Xbox, and BR player plugged into ports 1, 2, and 3.

    After restarting all the above equipment, I only get Internet via the Airport Express. The Xbox and BR player won't connect despite being plugged unto the switch as well. I have no idea why this is, and I can't find any answers online. Any help you could provide would be great!

    Thank you!
  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2003
    Gone to the Beach
    The way you have it set up it will be a first come first serve. One internet connection at a time. Not all at the same time. You need to have the modem connected to a router(Airport Extreme or other) with ethernet input and ethernet output (LAN and WAN?) then to the switch.

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