Router to switch, another question???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JL7, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. JL7 macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Ok so I have a WRT54G Linksys router, and a D-link DSS-8+ switch.. I want to uplink from the router to the switch to add more ports to my network.

    D-link says that the switch can be connected to other devices via a Cat 5, Straight-Through or Crossover cable.

    The D-link switch has a specific uplink port, however the linksys does not.

    I have tried to uplink from all ports on the router with a standard cat 5 patch cable with no success.. I am judging success by trying to connect a PC through the switch to the internet.. :confused::confused::confused:

    Do I need a different switch? Do I have something wrong in the settings, I am really lost and need some serious help:eek:
  2. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601


    Feb 27, 2005
  3. Trip.Tucker Guest

    Mar 13, 2008
    No. The 'uplink' port on the DLink, is that a switchable port? i.e. is there a microswitch next to the port? If so, that allows using a straight through cable in place of a cross over. (looking up data now)
  4. JL7 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Dude you rock :D:D:D

    I used the port next to the uplink port and shabammm everything works.. :eek:


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