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Cable modem connection to a switch

By binyam11 ·
Recently the company that I am working for contracted a job to distribute the broadband connection to the rest of the computers on the network. The broadband came with a Scientific Atlanta cable modem/Gateway device and has four Ethernet ports on it. When ever you connect using a straight through cable it works fine after it receives an ip from the device, then I have connected a switch (D-Link) in a straight mode to the device and connected the computers to the switch. But nothing seems to work. Please Help needed.

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cable modem connection to switch

by olafrank In reply to Cable modem connection to ...

guy to my ideal i think u need to assign an IP adress to the computer manually,then ping and see,since it is wireless modem to a d-link which is for wire.ip like 192.168.0.1 e.tc

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If this is a managed switch

by tintoman In reply to Cable modem connection to ...

you will need to go to the device contol panel and clone the mac address of the cable modem, also you willl need to disable the dhcp service on the modem/router.
Better yet fit an unmanaged switch and everything will be automatic

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